Sherwood Starts in Central Role for Kerry

Eamonn Fitzmaurice, casting Jack Sherwood in a central role.

The Kerry team to play Derry in round two of the National Football League on Sunday shows one change in personnel from the side that started against Mayo in Killarney last Sunday.

Tommy Walsh will make his first start in the Kerry colours since the All-Ireland final of 2009 and he will partner his Kerins O’Rahilly’s club colleague David Moran in midfield.

Kieran O’Leary of Dr Crokes drops to the bench with Anthony Maher, Killian Young and Donnchadh Walsh also returning to the bench.

Eamonn Fitzmaurice’s side will make the long journey north hoping to get their first win of the campaign under their belts following their disappointing seven points loss to Mayo.

The game will be played at Derry’s Celtic Park with a 2pm throw-in.

Kerry: Brendan Kealy (Kilcummin); Pa Kilkenny (Glenbeigh-Glencar); Mark Griffin (St Michael’s Foilmore); Fionn Fitzgerald (Dr Crokes);

Jack Sherwood - starting at centre back on Sunday.
Jack Sherwood – starting at centre back on Sunday.

Jonathan Lyne (Legion); Jack Sherwood (Firies); Paul Murphy (Rathmore); David Moran (Kerins O’Rahillys); Tommy Walsh (Kerins O’Rahillys); Michael Geaney (Dingle); Bryan Sheehan (St Marys); Johnny Buckley (Dr Crokes); Stephen O’Brien (Kenmare); Paul Geaney (Dingle); Barry John Keane (Kerins O’Rahillys).

Subs: Shane Murphy (Kilcummin); Kieran O’Leary (Dr Crokes); Philip O’Connor (Cordal); Alan Fitzgerald (Castlegregory); Jack Maguire (Listowel Emmets); Shane Enright (Tarbert); Anthony Maher (Duagh); Killian Young (Renard); Donnchadh Walsh (Cromane); Podge O’Connor (Legion); Thomas Hickey (Castleisland Desmonds); Daithi Casey (Dr Crokes).