KERRY came out on the wrong side of their All-Ireland final meetings with Tyrone in 2005 and '08 and former Red Hand star Ryan McMenamin predicts another loss for the Kingdom in Sunday’s semi-final showdown with Dublin.
IT was somewhat appropriate that, in the midst of the speculation about Bryan Sheehan possibly featuring in goal for Kerry against Dublin tomorrow, that one of their former goalkeepers and current selector Diarmuid Murphy spoke ahead of the big showdown in Croke Park.
HE TOOK the questions about the rumours of a dramatic change of position in his stride, before casually dismissing them and saying the possibility of lining out in goals for Kerry on Sunday was news to him.
DUBLIN versus Kerry is one of the iconic fixtures in Gaelic football. It’s townies versus culchies, the green-and-gold versus the sky-and-navy blue, the waters and the wild versus mean streets and tower blocks.
MAYO for the All-Ireland? Some chance. Despite having lost a €50 bet at evens on Tipperary to beat Mayo last weekend, the fact is that, while the best team won last Sunday, my viewpoint hasn’t been clouded.