Allianz Football League Division 1 – Kildare 2-8 Kerry 0-12

Kildare defeated Kerry by 2-8 to 0-12 in the Allianz Football League Division 1 Round 3 on Sunday at Newbridge.

Team News

The Kerry Senior Football Team to play Kildare in Round 3 of the Allianz Football League in Newbridge on Sunday next shows 6 changes in personnel from the side that started in Round 2 against Dublin. Shane Enright comes in for Peter Crowley in the full back line, there is a new midfield pairing of Kieran Donaghy and Captain, Eoin Brosnan in place of the injured Anthony Maher and James Walsh, and up front Donnchadh Walshe resumes to lead the attack after a long layoff with injury, while the Dr Crokes pair of Johnny Buckley and Kieran O’Leary return from Club duty, Michael Geaney, Michael O’Donoghue and Patrick Curtin are the ones to lose out.

The team in full is:

1. Brendan Kealy Kilcummin

2. Marc Ó Sé An Gaeltacht

3. Aidan O’Mahony Rathmore

4. Shane Enright Tarbert

5. Jonathan Lyne Killarney Legion

6. Tomás Ó Sé An Gaeltacht

7. Killian Young Renard

8. Kieran Donaghy Austin Stacks

9. Eoin Brosnan (Capt) Dr Crokes

10. Darran O’Sullivan Glenbeigh/Glencar

11. Donnchadh Walsh Cromane

12. Johnny Buckley Dr Crokes

13. Kieran O’Leary Dr Crokes

14. James O’Donoghue Killarney Legion

15. Barry John Keane Kerins O’Rahillys

16. Brian Kelly Killarney Legion

17. Peter Crowley Laune Rangers

18. Michael Geaney Dingle

19. Michael O’Donoghue Spa

20. Patrick Curtin Moyvane

21. Fionn Fitzgerald Dr Crokes

22. Brian Maguire Listowel Emmetts

23. Andrew Garnett Spa

24. David Moran Kerins O’Rahillys

25. Mark Griffin St Michaels/Foilemore

26. Brian Looney ` Dr Crokes

– The team features 10 of the side defeated by Donegal in the All Ireland Qtr Finals last August.

– Donnchadh Walsh returns after a long layoff with a hip/groin injury

– The Substitutes list is notable for the return of David Moran who has recovered from a double cruciate injury.

The following players are unavailable for Selection:


Declan O’Sullivan Recovering from back Injury sustained against Dublin.

Anthony Maher Recovering from Calf Injury sustained against Dublin

Colm Cooper Has some niggly injuries at the moment and is rehabbing same

Bryan Sheehan Working on his fitness

Paul Galvin Back Training – Won’t be available for a couple of weeks

Paul Geaney Recovering from Hamstring injury

Jack Sherwood Recovering from Groin injury

Returned to training with the Under 21 squad:

James Walsh, Conor Cox, David Culhane .

• Some other players are on the extended panel but are not on the travelling party of 26 for this game.