With just a week until the final, Kerry manager Jack O’Connor faces an anxious wait on the health of Eoin Brosnan and Seamus Scanlon.
Brosnan is undergoing treatment after injuring his ankle in an ‘A’ versus ‘B’ team training match in Killarney on Friday evening while Scanlon has yet to return to training after having a cyst removed from his neck during the week.
It is unlikely that Scanlon will be fit for the final at this stage but O’Connor has said he will give Brosnan every chance to prove his fitness during the week.
If Brosnan fails to make fitness in time for the final O’Connor will be forced to field the pairing of Anthony Maher and Bryan Sheehan in the centre of midfield, a proposition he is said to be uncomfortable with.
Centre-half back Brosnan was held in reserve to prevent that pairing but it now looks likely that O’Connor will have little option but to field Maher and Sheehan.