Brian Kelly gets the nod between the sticks ahead of Brendan Kealy, with David Moran coming in for the injured Bryan Sheehan Paul Geaney, who underwent surgery on his back during the off-season, returns to the Kerry match-day squad for the first time since last September’s All-Ireland final. Alan Fitzgerald, sent off against Donegal, returns to the fold also.
Tyrone manager Mickey Harte has made four changes for tomorrow’s clash with relegation-threatened Armagh. Niall Morgan returns in goal in place of Mickey O’Neill, while there’s a first league start for Padraig Hampsey, a replacement for full-back Ronan McNamee, who has an ankle injury.
Rory Brennan comes into the half-back line instead of Johnny Munroe. In attack, there’s a recall for Darren McCurry, at the expense of Conal McCann Podge Collins, meanwhile, won’t be available to Clare’s hurlers in their Division 1 quarter-final against Tipperary in Ennis on Sunday week as he has committed to the footballers for their remaining two Division 3 games. Collins has recently returned to inter-county action following the season-ending cruciate injury he picked up in a club championship hurling game last May. It came following his decision to concentrate solely on the footballers in 2015.
Elsewhere, Galway footballer Fiontan O Curraoin is in a race to be fit for their crucial Division 2 league clash with Fermanagh on Sunday.
The Micheal Breathnach’s clubman is troubled by a groin injury and manager Kevin Walsh said he will wait until this evening before making a call on the midfielder.
Walsh said their preparations for a big league finish have been boosted by a training camp in Portugal last week.
“The camp went really well, there was a heavy workload but it was great to get that amount of time together, he said”
B Kelly; M Ó Sé, M Griffin, S Enright; P Crowley, A O’Mahony, F Fitzgerald; K Donaghy, D Moran; J Buckley, P Murphy, D Walsh; D O’Sullivan, C Cooper, S O’Brien.
R Beggan; C Walshe, D Wylie, R Wylie; D Mone, F Kelly, K O’Connell; N McAdam, D Hughes; S Carey, D Malone, T Kerr; R McAnespie, D McKenna, C McManus.
N Morgan, A McCrory, P Hampsey, C McCarron, N Sludden, R Brennan, T McCann, C Cavanagh, M Donnelly, P Harte, R O’Neill, R Donnelly, D McCurry, S Cavanagh, C McAliskey.
T Mallon; O Duffy, C McKaigue, K McKaigue; G McKinless, B Rogers, D Heavron; N Holly, E Bradley; R Bell, C Bradley, B Heron; S Heavron, E McGuckin, SL McGoldrick.