Sunday 24 September 2017

Paul Curran: Despite an easy win over Galway, Kerry are still beatable in the semi-final

30 July 2017; Kieran Donaghy of Kerry shoots to score his side's first goal of the game during the GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Quarter-Final match between Kerry and Galway at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
30 July 2017; Kieran Donaghy of Kerry shoots to score his side's first goal of the game during the GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Quarter-Final match between Kerry and Galway at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

Paul Curran

Kerry were too good for Galway despite a poor enough performance.

They are the danger team this year and will fancy their chances of beating either Roscommon or Mayo and getting to another final.

The long ball into Kieran Donaghy worked very well with the big man causing all sorts of problems at the edge of the square.

Galway had no player to mark him and didn’t seem to be able to change things and bring a sweeper back to help out the full-back which didn’t make sense but teams live and die by their tactics and it’s only the great managers that are able to change things in the middle of a game.

I still think that Kerry are beatable and if Mayo come through that they will cause them plenty of problems.

On Saturday, Armagh ended Kildare’s run in the championship with a very solid performance while Monaghan gained some quick revenge, as they eventually got the better of Down.

It was a great win for Kieran McGeeney and his team of young lads who will be jumping out of their skins next weekend against Tyrone. They will be huge underdogs and that will suit them just fine.

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