Seems like Kiely is really looking at Hickey at full-back as an option. Not sure it’s something I’d be in favour of, would prefer English at full-back and Hickey in the corner.
Another shot for Willie O’Meara, good to see him getting a shot. Dan Morrissey in at centre-back as expected, he’ll be there or thereabouts for a starting spot again, you’d imagine. Kiely clearly rates him.
Cian Lynch in midfield, could definitely be an option there.
Gillane & Flanagan in for the third game in a row, O’Donovan aswell in the half-forward line. I would have always preferred O’Donovan in midfield and thought he really could be a starter there, but Kiely last year had him at wing-forward a good bit. Clearly likes his work rate there.
Hegarty at corner-forward… will he actually play there? I don’t see him as an inside forward at all. No start for Malachy yet either.