Disappointment in Croke Park!
Last Sunday, we left Croke Park without Silverware which was disappointing to say the least, but we exceeded expectations by reaching the Final in the first place. The Final was a lively encounter with the lead regularly passing sides. Even though Mayo finished with a four-point winning margin, it could have just as easily been a case of Kerry snatching victory in additional time! The players gave it everything following the example of temporary captain Paul Muphy but just came up short on the day. A special word of praise must go to the Rathmore U12 team who gave a fine exhibition during the half time game.
Peter Keane had made it crystal clear that the Allianz League was to find out about players, areas of strength and areas that needed work. What transpired was a very impressive League campaign beating all Division 1 teams other than Mayo. It may well be a case of learning more from defeat than victory. Peter Keane and his Management team will now turn their attention to preparing the Panel for the Munster Championship. It was a most enjoyable League where we had more ‘highs’ than ‘lows’ and we look forward with eager enthusiasm to the next Kerry Senior outing!