PADDY KELLY: Why continued Dublin success is doing football a favour

When Cork exited the championship in early July, Leesiders’ football interest moved from supporting our own to the ABK camp.

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PADDY KELLY: Cork? Where do you even begin?

Most Cork football people I spoke to after the Munster final said it was the worst ever, writes Paddy Kelly.

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PADDY KELLY: Bottom line is Ronan McCarthy will be judged in the summer of 2020

It’s something of an understatement to suggest the early summer optimism surrounding the Cork footballers was well and truly extinguished by Kerry just two weeks ago.

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PADDY KELLY: Cork set-up offers manna for Kerry

Waking up this morning to re-watch Saturday night’s Munster final, I began to wonder if it was really as bad as it seemed in the flesh at Páirc Uí Chaoimh?

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PADDY KELLY: Will Cork commit enough attackers to expose Kerry’s defensive frailties?

Cork will often end up with as many as 11 outfield players behind the ball, writes Paddy Kelly.

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PADDY KELLY: Kerry dismiss idea that Munster final is a 50-50 call

Leaving Semple Stadium in Thurles last Saturday I was filled with renewed optimism that this Cork team have a great opportunity of winning our first Munster football title since 2012. Leaving Killarney yesterday, that optimism had been severely dampened by an outstanding 32-point haul from six-in-a-row chasing Kerry. A reality check indeed, writes Paddy Kelly.

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