Former All-Star Goalkeeper Leaves Kerry Senior Football Panel

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Brendan Kealy in goals for Kerry against Tyrone in Killarney earlier this year.

A FORMER All-Star goalkeeper on the Kerry panel has stepped away from the squad, according to the Irish Independent this morning.

Brendan Kealy has decided to leave, but has not closed the door on a return at a later date, reports the paper.

The 31 year old, who won an All-Star in 2015, had a meeting with Kerry manager Eamonn Fitzmaurice and it is believed he expressed disappointment at a lack of game time.

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Brian Kelly has been between the posts for both of Kerry’s championship games against Clare and Cork. Kealy and Kelly were rotated during the League campaign with Kealy in goal for Kerry’s win over Dublin in the final in April.

On Tuesday night, two keepers, Shane Ryan of Rathmore and Shane Murphy of Dr Crokes took part in Kerry senior training.

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