MURT Moriarty laughs when you suggests he is one of the calmer, more reserved managers on the sidelines. He suggests he wouldn't be that loved by too many of the county's referees.
The point we are trying to make, though, is that Moriarty exudes a certain calmness, which, we suggest, has transmitted to his players. Not Zen-like, perhaps, but perhaps a certain coolness and focus - grace under fire - that bypasses plenty of managers when they toe the chalk lines.
If so then his reasoning is simple.
"My management style is that I try to get as many people around me as possible that are good quality people. Good, honest people, and I keep coming back to that word, honest. I'm only the spearhead and my job is specific but there are other people who do great jobs. It's a huge effort. As a manager my mantra would be that I'm just one of a lot of people that get the team prepared," he explains.
He doesn't fully except the point but for the most part Dingle have been favourites going into every game of the championship this year. That will change on Sunday when Dingle will be heavy underdogs against Dr Crokes. Will the manager's mindset and approach differ at the weekend?
"Absolutely not. I'd have huge respect for Dr Crokes. They have been the flag bearers for the county for the last few years and they've done that tremendously well and have been ferociuosly unlucky not to have won an All-Ireland [club title], in my view. You look at their team and they are a quality outfit, but it won't change what we do. I'll get my team out there at 3.15 in as good a form as I possibly can. That's my job.
"It could be anyone in the county final, it happens to be Crokes. They are going to be hugely difficult to beat. They're not favourites for nothing. I think we went into the last couple of games with a fifty-fifty chance and they turned out to be fifty-fifty games. They all turned on little instances and that's what we will hope for on Sunday, that we will still get that little rub of the green that we have been getting.
"We are in the final, it's a two horse race. We are glad to be there and we are quietly confident that we can do this," the Dingle schoolteacher saying, striking that perfect belief between utter confidence and grounded realism.
Moriarty was just 20 years of age when he won a county championship medal with West Kerry in 1990. He says that was a great tea, the majority of the players were very young and they thought they would dominate the club scene for years. They didn't, so Moriarty kinows, first hand, that footballing peaks can be rare, therefore precious.
"This could be their one chance or they could be there for the next three or four years, you just don't know. You have to embrace it and you have to enjoy it."