No room for Colm Cooper or Kieran Donaghy in changed Kerry side for Down clash

Kerry will be looking to bounce back from their recent League defeat to Roscommon

No room for Colm Cooper or Kieran Donaghy in changed Kerry side for Down clash

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Seven changes have been applied to a Kerry side who will be looking to vanquish the demons of their shock defeat to Roscommon, with a trip to Down this weekend.

Brendan Kealy resumes his spot between the posts for the Round 3 clash with Marc Ó Sé coming back into the full-back line in place of his Gaeltacht clubmate Brian Ó Beaglaóich who will return to the U21 panel.

Elsewhere, Fionn Fitzgerald has been assigned a spot in the half-back line in place of the injured Killian Young, while Paul Murphy comes in to join the attack alongside League debutant Aidan Walsh.

Bryan Sheehan will partner David Moran at midfield and Alan Fitzgerald replaces Tommy Walsh at full-forward.

In addition to Young, Johnny Buckley and Jonathan Lyne are also carrying knocks and are not part of Sunday’s match day squad.

The main talking point in this selection, will surely be Eamon Fitzmaurice's decision to omit Kieran Donaghy and Colm Cooper from the starting team.

Kerry team to play Down;

1. Brendan Kealy

2. Marc Ó Sé

3. Mark Griffin

4. Shane Enright

5. Padraig O'Connor

6. Aidan O'Mahony

7. Fionn Fitzgerald

8. David Moran

9. Bryan Sheehan (C)

10. Aidan Walsh

11. Paul Murphy

12. Donnchadh Walsh

13. Darran O'Sullivan

14. Alan Fitzgerald

15. Stephen O'Brien