St Mary’s’ bid to complete the six-in-a-row of Jack Murphy Cups will have to wait until the middle of January at the earliest, as Dromid Pearses secured a late draw with two Niall Ó Sé frees during six minutes of added time in the Kerry SFC final at a bitterly cold Portmagee yesterday.
A motion tabled this week by Dr Crokes to change the method used by Kerry in deciding which senior club represents the county in the Munster Senior Club Championship found little favour with delegates at a county board meeting and was withdrawn.
It is an irony, and a challenge, in a world where communications become more and more efficient and more accessible, that isolation and loneliness are holding more and more lives — possibly millions — in an unbreakable half-Nelson.
“The James O’Donoghue of three and four years ago would just turn around and kick that ball over the bar with his left foot. He’s not playing with the confidence you’d expect. If he was, he’d have chipped that ball over the bar,” said Oisín McConville, 22 minutes into Kerry’s Super 8 rout of Mayo.
Footballer of the Year Lee Keegan says that there’s a ‘serious belief’ within the Mayo squad that they can ‘give a right good go” at dethroning All-Ireland champions Dublin in next month’s final.