Wait, you mean all this talk on here is…just…talk…
Original Irish name I think, Kenmare used as Anglicised version by the English since late 17th century. In other news Examiner reports O’Brien cleared to play.
No surprise there.
Can we expect another Resser soon with the ‘Daingean Uí Chúis’ handle?
Before we all get carried away - we beat a weak exhausted Mayo team at home by 10 points. A team who had already been beaten by Roscommon.
Kerry also beat them by 10.
Yes, we deserve to be favourites but it doesn’t mean we’ll win.
Kerry absolutely love to be underdogs - they’ll lap that up all day!
Listen to this sh1tehawkery from PK:
"“He (Shane Ryan, Ky goalie) was on the phone to Gerard Murphy of Vincent Murphy’s Sports in Castleisland,” insisted Keane to his amused audience of cynical hacks.
“His biggest problem was would he get two pairs of boots or three pairs of boots because he’d have the boots worn out from kicking the ball out so much to Dublin! That is going to be the biggest problem. We’ll come up three weeks and we’ll do our bessht.”
True but Tyrone could have beaten them with a two man FF line (and no one else in their half). Ref rode Tyrone silly.
But yea, far from a forgone conclusion by any means. Kerry are the next best team around judging from the results and have some good forwards who could make life difficult.
But they did beat them.
True, their defense has been weak which is encouraging for us.
They also beat us in the league so they will take encouragement from that.
And don’t underestimate Jack Barry, he has done a number on Fenton a few times now.
For the superstitious amongst us - when Kerry we’re going for their 5-in-a-row they also won their semi by 10.
ah yea look, for all the pros and cons on each side i expect the final is going to be a very tight affair, hoping we can contain them and get in for a goal or three. will be nervous as a kitten before and during.
People always say that but when it starts to become broadscale amongst fans it’s usually an indication that it’s enough for players to pick up on. Anyway nothing to be done about it, we’ve done amazingly well to get this far without rarely losing the run of ourselves on a large scale, which is testament also to the culture of the team and manager etc, that has an impact on the fans too.
And have momentum, an improving team, with potential for much more improvement, and the bounce of a whole new coaching environment, and culture. And look at the impact Buckley had for Mayo.
What’s the difference between getting carried away and posting honestly? I’ve said I believe we will win , I said it before the semi final, ive gone out of my way to point out how I feel Kerry are a superior team to Tyrone/or a jaded Mayo, and I have pointed out where I feel it could potentially go wrong because no matter how confident when I analyze squads match ups etc there’s that nagging doubt that nothing is ever certain in sport, talking last night to a mate I said if we concede early v Mayo instead of Cluko taking the ball off the crossbar 30 seconds later ball is in the back of Mayo net what way could game have gone? What happens with stupid red card ,silly penalty etc all of it could happen and drive for five unravels, I maybe confident but never complacent
Al in some ways you’re preaching to the converted - I’ve an innate dread of Kerry.
Said here before you need to put a stake in their heart to finish them off - they keep coming back when you least expect them.
But then Jim G is the best mgr out there - and Dublin have no real weaknesses that Kerry can exploit.
I can convince myself either way how tight it’s going to be.
“Yous alright there in The Kingdom Johnnie? Keep her between the hedges lad!”
Not sure what you’ve seen to make the above ridiculous statement. I think you need to educate yourself before making stupid statements… I’m a regular reader but don’t often post.
Read a few of my posts and you’ll see what colours I wear…
Luckily… I’ve only missed 1 final since 74… does that date ring any bells for you…
Wait…so my attempts at flogging Tyrone’s max strength laxative drinks here have been in vain?!
You people turn me.
Yeh that’s the confidence of the man, and he will instill that in his players. First time in a long time they’ve had a coach who’s well able to handle the media
Ahh cool yer jets, I was just wondering what it was you could have posted in response to whatever I said that the mods decided to put the red triangle child warning over before you removed it. I assumed it was in response to my comment about what Kerry say about Philly…
It’s not dread of Kerry, it’s dread of the signs of increasing overconfidence amongst our own. Confidence is good but some of the stuff starting to come out is not. And yes, we do have one or two real weaknesses, which haven’t necessarily been fully tested yet this year, not since the league.
How many of them were in Croker on Sunday I wonder
If everyone predicted the same outcome…it’d be boring.
I like the fact that opinions here range from complete confidence to nervousness. With my dodgy predictions thrown in.
Truth is none of us know…which only adds to the build-up. Sure would you want it any other way?
T O’Se said 50/50.
But out of 34k…I’d say maybe 15k Kerry fans.
Whatever the split, there was more Red and White.