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Kerry welcome Monaghan to Fitzgerald Stadium 2017-02-23 08:03:00

Kerry welcome Monaghan to Fitzgerald Stadium

Kerry senior footballers welcome Monaghan to Fitzgerald Stadium on Sunday next for Round 3 of the Allianz Football League. Following their fine away victory over Donegal in round 1, Kerry were brought back to earth by Mayo in round 2 in Tralee, a game that Kerry certainly seemed to be in control of at the interval. The Kerry management will be disappointed that the home side did not impose their authority on the second half proceedings and much of the blame for that has been put on the fact that Kerry had lost a number of experienced players to injury during the opening half.

Kerry will certainly be hoping that the likes of Shane Enright, Killian Young, James O’Donoghue and Pau Geaney will be fit to resume while it will also be interesting to see if Bryan Sheehan and Anthony Maher, neither of whom featured in the opening two games, make the match day squad on Sunday. With players such as Jason Foley and Tom O’Sullivan returning to the Under 21 squad there will be changes for this weekend’s lineup but just how many we will have to wait and see.

While Kerry had a comfortable eight points victory in the corresponding game in Clones last year, Eamonn Fitzmaurice and his management team will need little reminding that two years ago Monaghan handed Kerry a four point defeat in Austin Stack Park and after losing two home points already they will no doubt not want to lose two more especially given the fact that their other two home games are against Dublin and Tyrone.

The Kerry team will be announced on Friday evening and posted on the Kerry GAA Website at 8:30pm. There is deferred coverage of the game on TG4.  Dereck O’Mahony of Tipperary is the man in charge.

The Programme for the game, which will be on sale inside the ground only, will cost €3 and the proceeds will go towards Kerry Post Primary Colleges and Kerry Handball.

Kerry’s remaining Allianz Football League games are away to Roscommon on March 5th and then, after a two week break, three games on the trot starting with a home game against Dublin in Austin Stack Park under lights on March 18th; away to Cavan in Breffni Park on March 26th and home to Tyrone in Fitzgerald Stadium on April 2nd. The final is fixed for April 9th.

Match Arrangements for Kerry V Monaghan

The Kerry Vs Monaghan game at Fitzgerald Stadium will throw in at 2pm and patrons are advised to come early and to please note the following:

Stiles will open at 12:30pm and Ticket vans will be in operation at both the Lewis Road and Daltons Avenue ends. Designated Gates will also be in operation for Season Ticket holders at both ends of the ground.

Admission is €15 and entry to the Stand will be on a first come first served basis. The usual Concession for Students and OAPs applies to pre-purchased tickets only.  Under 16s will be admitted free.

Tickets may be purchased in advance at all the usual outlets including participating Supervalu and Centra Stores throughout the county including all Garveys Supervalu Stores, at GAA.ie and at the Kerry GAA Store in the Outlet Centre Killarney and the Pavilion in Austin Stack Park Tralee. Tickets may be purchased on-line or at these outlets right up to match time. Patrons, including students and OAPs, who purchase in advance of match day will get 20% (€3) off the adult admission price (This offer applies to 12 midnight on Saturday night only).

Patrons are reminded to park responsibly and to remember that car parking restrictions will be in operation on the roadway at the rear of the terrace where emergency ambulance clearways have to be maintained.