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All-Ireland Championship 2014: Mayo vs Kerry Gaa Football Preview

REPLAY(Semi-Final)}WaTcH Kerry vs Mayo Gaa LiveAlready recognized as one of the best matches of 2014 , last Sunday’s draw between Kerry and Mayo at Croke Park in the All-Ireland semi-final, todays rematch at the Gaelci Grounds in Limerick promises more of the same.

The replay will be played at the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick on Saturday due to the scheduling of the ‘Croke Park Classic’ at Croke Park on the same day, a college American Football game between Penn State and the University of Central Florida.

The match will be the first time an All-Ireland SFC semi-final will have been held outside Croke Park since the 1983 replay between Dublin and Cork.

Mayo manager James Horan will start with the side that provided the result in last Sunday’s drawn match.

Mayo: R Hennelly; T Cunniffe, G Cafferkey, K Higgins; L Keegan, C Boyle, D Vaughan; J Gibbons, S O’Shea; K McLoughlin, A O’Shea, J Doherty; C O’Connor, A Freeman, A Dillon.

“Fellas just stood up. It was exhilarating to watch to be honest. We had guys that just weren’t going to lose today,” he said. “We drove and played the game that we’re always trying to play. An attacking game with a high tempo and huge skill-set. When we do that, we’re a dangerous team,” said Horan.

Éamonn Fitzmaurice was a bit philosophical in his post game comments but looks forward to todasy replay.

“They really went after the game in the second half. They showed why they are such a great team, that they keep coming back and back and why they have been so close to winning an All-Ireland,” he said.

KERRY: Brian Kelly; Marc Ó Sé, Aidan O’Mahony, Shane Enright; Paul Murphy, Peter Crowley, Fionn Fitzgerald; Anthony Maher, David Moran; Michael Geaney, Johnny Buckley, Donnchadh Walsh; Stephen O’Brien, Paul Geaney, James O’Donoghue.

It should be another classic match, tightly contested. We will go with Mayo in a close one.

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