Niblock in for Antrim

Kevin Niblock, a first half substitute in last weekend's Ulster final against Tyrone, will don the number 14 jersey for Antrim's All-Ireland SFC fourth round qualifier against Kerry tomorrow (Tullamore, throw-in 2pm).

Kevin Niblock, a first half substitute in last weekend's Ulster final against Tyrone, will don the number 14 jersey for Antrim's All-Ireland SFC fourth round qualifier against Kerry tomorrow (Tullamore, throw-in 2pm).

Niblock's inclusion is the only personnel change manager Liam Bradley has made to the side that lost to Tyrone by 1-18 to 0-15.

The St. Gall's clubman, who has overcome a minor ankle injury, comes in for Sean Burke in the Saffrons' attack.

Tomas McCann moves to top of the left to take Burke's place, with Niblock slotting in at full-forward alongside team captain Paddy Cunningham who scored 0-11 against Tyrone.

Cunningham said: "It's going to be a massive challenge for us. Kerry are going to be favourites but if you look at their current form, they maybe aren't at the top of their game.

"If we are really tuned in and have a massive game and play from the word go and don't wait for 15 or 20 minutes like we did against Tyrone, then we are in with a chance."

Aussie Rules recruit Niall McKeever has again been listed at wing forward, but is expected to file back and join Aodhan Gallagher in midfield.

This is the first Championship encounter between Antrim and Kerry since the counties met in the 1946 All-Ireland semi-final when the men from Munster won by 2-07 to 0-10.

ANTRIM (SFC v Kerry) - P Graham; C Brady, A McClean, K O'Boyle; T Scullion, J Crozier, J Loughrey; M McCann, A Gallagher; T O'Neill, K Brady, N McKeever; P Cunningham (capt), K Niblock, T McCann.

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