Keeping Galvin on the bench a masterstroke by wily Kerry: Kennelly
Published 16/09/2011 | 09:15
TADHG Kennelly says keeping Paul Galvin on the bench for the All-Ireland Football final could prove a masterstroke for Jack O'Connor's men.
The 30-year-old tells RTÉ's Marty Morrissey - in an interview to be broadcast on Saturday Sport -, that the introduction of Galvin could lift Kerry at a crucial time.
"You saw it all year. Every time Paul came into the game he got everybody involved. He got the crowd involved and the team. That is the one tactic that Jack is looking at for impact,’’ the All Ireland winner says..
"I'm sure Paul will be disappointed that he is not going to starting in an All-Ireland final but it is that emotion and raw passion that Paul brings to the team that will bring an enormous injection from the minute he comes into the ground.
"It is the one huge impact Kerry can have by bringing the emotion and experience to the game.
"As a footballer it is great to be involved in these games, being part of history and recognition of the past. For those players it doesn't matter.
"It could be Kerry v Cork, or Dublin v Meath.
‘’For the players it doesn't matter who you are playing because it is an All-Ireland final. You could play in the car park and it wouldn't matter."