Derry and Kerry name teams for All-Ireland quarter-final clash at Croke Park

Eunan Mulholland replaces clubmate Emmet Bradley in Derry starting line-up

27 January 2024; Chrissy McKaigue of Derry blocks a goalbound effort from Sean O'Shea of Kerry during the Allianz Football League Division 1 match between Kerry and Derry at Austin Stack Park in Tralee, Kerry. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile
Derry and Kerry will battle it out for a place in the All-Ireland semi-finals on Sunday. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile (Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE/SPORTSFILE)

EUNAN Mulholland replaces Emmet Bradley in the published Derry line-up for Sunday’s All-Ireland quarter-final against Kerry at Croke Park (3.15pm).

Mulholland replaced his Glen clubmate and neighbour nine minutes into the second half of Derry’s epic penalty shootout win against Mayo in Castlebar last Saturday night.

Gareth McKinless had returned from suspension for that game and he retains his place at the centre of an unchanged defence. Hard-working forward Niall Loughlin is named among the subs for what is a repeat of last year’s All-Ireland semi-final which the Kingdom won by two points thanks to a late comeback. Derry had shaded the exchanges until the closing stages and Kerry scored the last five points of the game to progress to the decider against Dublin.

Meanwhile, Kerry manager Jack O’Connor has gone with the same team that beat Louth 2-21 to 1-10 in their final group game.

Derry: O Lynch; C McCluskey, C McKaigue, D Baker; C Doherty, G McKinless, E McEvoy; C Glass, B Rogers; E Doherty, C McFaul, P Cassidy; E Mulholland, S McGuigan, L Murray

Subs: R Scullion, E Bradley, D Cassidy, M Doherty, S Downey, R Forbes, D Gilmore, N Loughlin, D McDermott, C Murphy, N Toner

Kerry: S Ryan; P Murphy, J Foley, T O’Sullivan; B O Beaglaoich, T Morley, G White; D O’Connor, J O’Connor; T Brosnan, P Clifford, D Moynihan; D Clifford, S O’Shea, P Geaney

Subs: S Murphy, D Casey, C Burke, M Breen, S O’Brien, A Spillane, BD O’Sullivan, K Spillane, S O’Brien, D Geaney, G O’Sullivan, D Roche, A Heinrich