Galway make the trip to Kerry on Saturday night with a 7pm in Tralee knowing a win will put them in an excellent position following their opening round win over Monaghan. We have a preview, team news and betting information. We will also be updating on the score of the game.
Padraig Joyce will be delighted his side got the win over Monaghan at Pearse Stadium. There is always room for improvement but he will be delighted to get the two points on the board. Speaking to RTE Sport he said, “It was very important to get the win with a couple of tough away matches coming up,”. He continued, “It’s a start, it’s a base, it’s the end of January, nothing is won until later in the year, but it’s great to get two points early in this tough league.”
Galway were full value for their win in my opinion. They had some impressive performances from Shane Walsh, Rob Finnerty and Finian O’Laoi. Joyce will be hoping the trio can put in a similar performance against Kerry in Tralee.
Kerry will be delighted with their performance over Dublin. They are not far away at all from them. What really impressed me was the fight they showed not to give up to the final whistle. Peter Keane was also impressed with the performance, he said after the game, “Had we won I wouldn’t have been jumping out of my skin in here and had we lost I wouldn’t have been crying,”. David Clifford, James O’Donoghue and Paul Murphy all impressed in that game for me and these will likely be key to Kerry getting a win here to.
Teams are not yet named. However, here are the teams from their last round of games.
Kerry: Shane Ryan; Jason Foley, Tadhg Morley, Brian O Beaglaoich; Paul Murphy ,Shane Enright, Gavin Crowley, Adrian Spillane, Sean O’Shea ; Gavin O’Brien , Paul Geaney Stephen O’Brien ; James O’Donoghue , David Clifford , Tommy Walsh.
Galway: Connor Gleeson; Johnny Heaney, Seán Mulkerrin, Johnny Duane; Garry O’Donnell, John Daly, Cillian McDaid; Paul Conroy, Cein D’Arcy Michael Boyle, Finian Ó Laoí ,Michael Daly; Adrian Varley , Shane Walsh Robert Finnerty
Kerry are favourites at odds of 4/11. Galway are outsiders at 10/3. I fancy Kerry to come out on top by 4 or 5 points here.