McGeeney sticks with same 15 for Limerick qualifier

The Kildare team to face Limerick in tomorrow's All-Ireland SFC third round qualifier tie has a tried and trusted look to it.

The Kildare team to face Limerick in tomorrow's All-Ireland SFC third round qualifier tie has a tried and trusted look to it.

The Lilywhites manager Kieran McGeeney has selected an unchanged starting line-up for the match at O'Moore Park (throw-in 7pm).

Andriú MacLochlainn from Ellistown has been retained at right corner back after starting against Cavan last time out, while Robert Kelly and Michael Foley are paired together again at midfield, with the only positional switch seeing captain John Doyle listed at top of the right rather than wing forward.

Seanie Johnston, who made his long-awaited debut for Kildare against his native Cavan, is once again named on the bench.

Kildare and Limerick last met in the qualifiers in 2008 when the Lilies took the verdict in a round three encounter at the Gaelic Grounds. Doyle struck 1-6 to help his county claim a 1-11 to 0-11 win.

Indeed, Kildare have flourished via the back door route in recent seasons, posting 12 wins and a draw since they fell to Laois in the 2007 qualifiers.

KILDARE (SFC v Limerick): Shane Connolly; Andriú MacLochlainn, Peter Kelly, Hugh McGrillen; Emmet Bolton, Morgan O’Flaherty, Eoin Doyle; Michael Foley, Robert Kelly; Eoghan O’Flaherty, Mikey Conway, Alan Smith; John Doyle (capt), Tomás O’Connor, James Kavanagh.

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