18-year hoodoo continues for Rebels
IT has been 18 years since Cork beat Kerry in a Munster final in Killarney, and the record is still unbroken after the rebels' latest attempt to turn the tables on their rivals failed.
Former Kerry manager Mick O'Dwyer, who announced his retirement as the Clare senior football manager on Saturday night, was among the fans enjoying the game. But he warned that he had not gone away completely.
"I'm on my first day of resting," said Micko (76). "It was a great game of good, direct football."
Dan O'Sullivan, Brian Quinn, James O'Hanlon and Con O'Hanlon, who travelled to the game from Kilshanning in north Cork, were disappointed but not too down-hearted.
"We won't be afraid of them now in Croke Park," said Dan.
Also enjoying the game was Sports Minister Leo Varadkar, though he was saddle-sore after competing in the 180km Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle on Saturday. It was a bumper weekend for the town, which welcomed an estimated 70,000 visitors between the match and the charity cycle.