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Kerry throw-in not moving

THE Dublin and Kerry footballers will be going head-to-head with the Irish rugby team on Sunday week following confirmation that their Allianz League clash in Killarney will not have an earlier throw-in.

The Division One showdown at Fitzgerald Stadium will proceed at 2pm, with Kerry county board secretary Peter Twiss confirming that the game is "going ahead as normal".

Just an hour later, Ireland and England will square off at the Aviva Stadium in their Six Nations clash - prompting inevitable fears of a spectator drop-off in Killarney.

Twiss admitted that it "probably will" affect the attendance to a certain extent, but he added: "At the same time, bringing it forward may not suit people. You win some, you lose some. I think the (Kerry/Dublin) fixture is so attractive anyway, there will be a big crowd at that game."

Dublin hurlers' Walsh Cup quarter-final with Galway this Saturday has been moved from Parnell Park to St Peregrine's GAA club, Blakestown Road, Dublin 15 (2.0).