Kerry to field unchanged team03/08/2012 - 08:34:56
There are no changes to the Kerry team for their All-Ireland SFC quarter-final clash with Donegal on Sunday afternoon.
Manager Jack O'Connor has kept faith with the players who started the Kingdom's 2-22 to 1-6 thrashing of Clare in last weekend's All-Ireland qualifiers.
Indeed, it is the third week running that the Munster heavyweights will take to the pitch with the same line-up.
Paul Galvin has been retained in the half-forwards despite being needlessly sent-off in the second half of the Clare game.
This weekend's clash at Croke Park will mark Galvin's 50th Championship appearance - he made his debut against Limerick in 2003.
Kieran O'Leary, former captain Darran O'Sullivan and Barry John Keane all had an impact as second half substitutes last time out, however the trio will be on bench duty once more against the Ulster champions.
Through to the All-Ireland quarter-finals for the 12th successive season, Kerry are meeting Donegal for the first time in the Championship. Their only quarter-final defeat to date came against Down in 2010.
Free-taker Bryan Sheehan scored 1-7 when Kerry beat Donegal by 2-16 to 1-8 in a league game in Killarney last March.
KERRY (SFC v Donegal): Brendan Kealy; Marc Ó Sé, Aidan O’Mahony, Shane Enright; Tomás Ó Sé, Eoin Brosnan, Killian Young; Anthony Maher, Bryan Sheehan; Paul Galvin, Declan O’Sullivan, Donnchadh Walsh; James O’Donoghue, Colm Cooper, Kieran Donaghy.
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