Friday 23 June 2017

Fallen Kingdom tumbling towards spell in wilderness

Fitzmaurice doing best he can, but new crop nowhere near quality of departed legends

Kerry corner-forward Paul Geaney, here taking on Dean Ryan of Clare, made an impressive SFC debut in Ennis. Photo: Ray McManus / SPORTSFILE
Kerry corner-forward Paul Geaney, here taking on Dean Ryan of Clare, made an impressive SFC debut in Ennis. Photo: Ray McManus / SPORTSFILE

Colm Parkinson

Most genuine Gaelic football fans like Kerry. Some might not like their dominance of All-Ireland titles and some complain about their easier route to Croke Park, but there is not much to dislike about the Kingdom on the playing side of things.

Who could dislike a county that gave us so many past and living legends of the game and so many memories?

Leaving Ennis on Sunday evening after their laboured Munster semi-final win against Clare, I felt a tinge of sadness. I felt sad because, for the foreseeable future, we'll not see Kerry compete for the All-Ireland title on the third weekend of September.

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