FOLLOWING a number of solid performances in the campaign to date, Spa’s Liam Kearney deservedly retains his place at midfield for Kerry as they prepare for the encounter with Meath in Fitzgerald Stadium, Killarney on Sunday (1 o’clock).
And making it a double delight for the Spa club, Dara Moynihan lines out at corner forward alongside his former Sem and East Kerry team-mate David Clifford and Dingle’s Paul Geaney.
Peter Keane has made a number of changes from the side that lost to Tyrone a fortnight ago. Jason Foley and Gavin Crowley do not start in defence with Shane Enright introduced and All-Star Tom O’Sullivan making his first start of the season after an injury lay-off. In attack, Killian Spillane loses out to Dara Moynihan.
James O’Donoghue is still out of action due to injury but Stephen O’Brien – who hobbled off against Tyrone – is available and takes his place in the half forward line alongside his Kenmare clubmate Seanie O’Shea and Micheál Burns of Dr Crokes.
If they are to stay on course for a high placed finish in this year’s league table, Kerry will require a win in Killarney as they have already lost to Tyrone and drawn with Dublin but they overcame Galway, courtesy of a last gasp Killian Spillane point in Tralee.
After three rounds, Dublin, Tyrone and Galway are on four points with Kerry, Monaghan and Mayo on three so it is all to play for.
Andy McEntee’s Meath side, meanwhile, will be in desperate need of a win to survive in the top flight as they have already lost to Tyrone, Donegal and Mayo and they are struggling to make an impact.
Peter Keane will be anxious to get his young charges firing on all cylinders and playing with the type of confidence and flair they displayed in last year’s campaign which brought them all the way to the final when they lost to Mayo.
Kerry: Shane Ryan, Graham O’Sullivan, Tadgh Morley, Tom O’Sullivan, Paul Murphy, Shane Enright, Gavin White, Liam Kearney, Jack Barry, Micheál Burns, Seanie O’Shea, Stephen O’Brien, Dara Moynihan, David Clifford, Paul Geaney.
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