David Clifford and Conor McManus return as Kerry and Monaghan surprise us all
Just the 8 changes...
Kerry and Monaghan have given their Siegerson Cup winners a bit of a rest as they go at it in Allianz Football League action.
Both sides had named unchanged starting 15s for their Sunday afternoon league clash, in Division 1. The game was supposed to take place last Sunday but was called off due to poor weather.
With Jack Barry and Barry O'Sullivan in the starting Kerry team, and Conor McCarthy in the Monaghan side, it was looking as if the three UCD players would be in action less than 24 hours after taking part after helping their college to Siegerson Cup glory.
Wiser heads prevailed, however, as all three were withdrawn from the starting line-ups. Monaghan made six changes from their team that was released on Friday night, the biggest of all being star forward Conor McManus replacing McCarthy.
Kerry replaced Barry and O'Sullivan with Brendan O'Sullivan and Peter Crowley. That meant Sean O Sé and David Clifford came onto the bench.
Clifford missed out on the squad, last weekend, after picking up a hamstring injury in the win over Mayo so his return, two weeks on, is a welcome surprise for supporters of The Kingdom.
6 changes to the Monaghan team. 2 changes for Kerry. Brendan O Sullivan starts ahead of Jack Barry. Peter Crowley replaces Barry O Sullivan. On the bench wearing 8 is Sean O Sé and wearing 9 is David Clifford
— Kerry GAA (@Kerry_Official) February 18, 2018
— @monaghangaa (@monaghangaa) February 18, 2018
TG4 will show deferred footage of the game from 5:10pm.