David Clifford wins fitness race as Kerry team for Dublin clash

Kerry manager Jack O’Connor has named an unchanged squad for Sunday’s eagerly awaited All-Ireland senior football semi-final clash against Dublin.

There were concerns about the fitness of key forward David Clifford, but he was declared fit to play. Clifford appeared to struggle for much of the eight-point win over Mayo in the quarter-finals after appearing to roll his ankle early in the game.

Jack Barry and Adrian Spillane have recovered from the injuries that kept them out of the Mayo clash to be named on the bench.

Barry was a regular in midfield ahead of the county final and while the Na Gaeil man is thought to be back to full fitness, David Moran is holding on to the number eight shirt he wore for the first time this season a few weeks ago.

Kerry are bidding for their first league win over Dublin in 13 years.

Kerry (vs Dublin): S Ryan; G O’Sullivan, J Foley, T O’Sullivan; B Begley, T Morley, G White; D Moran, D O’Connor; D Moynihan, S O’Shea, S O’Brien; P Clifford, D Clifford, P Geaney.

Subs: S Murphy, T Brosnan, K Spillane, P Murphy, M Burns, J O’Connor, J Savage, G Crowley, J O’Shea, J Barry, A Spillane.

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