The TG4 cameras will be in Fitzgerald Stadium on Sunday afternoon next for the clash of Kerry team mates and superstars David Clifford and Seán O’Shea as their East Kerry and Kenmare Shamrock sides come face-to-face in the quarter-finals of the Garvey’s County Senior Football Championship.
he clash between the two sides is tasty enough on its own merits, but the chance to see two of the game’s most exciting footballers come up against each other – albeit not directly obviously – should prove a major draw to TV audiences and match-goers alike.
Those two aren’t the only Kerry All Ireland winners on show either with Clifford’s brother Paudie lining out alongside him. Kerry number 1 Shane Ryan, meanwhile, expected between the sticks for East Kerry.
Paul Murphy captains the side, with fellow Kerry panellist Dara Roche likely to start in the full-forward slot alongside former Footballer of the Year James O’Donoghue, who is expected to return to the starting fifteen for Jerry O’Sullivan’s men following his recent suspension.
The quality doesn’t stop there, of course, with Kenmare’s Stephen O’Brien – a man-of-the-match contender in the All Ireland final against Galway – sure to be a central figure alongside O’Shea for the Shamrocks.
The game takes place in Killarney with a 2.45pm throw in time. The game will be preceded by the clash of Mid Kerry and Templenoe at 1pm, with the two other quarter-finals fixed for Saturday evening in Austin Stack Park, Tralee.
The first game will see reigning county champions Austin Stacks face off against surprise package Feale Rangers with a 5.30pm start scheduled, followed by the very tasty all-club clash of Dr Crokes and Dingle at 7.30pm.
All games are extra-time and finish on the day. It’s expected that along with the TG4 broadcast of the East Kerry and Kenmare Shamrocks contest some other games will also be selected for streaming on the clubber.ie service.