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Not 'best game' but we won - Kerry boss

KERRY manager Eamonn Fitzmaurice has accepted the All-Ireland final wasn't the "best game in the world" but said the team had lost too many "classic games".

The newly-crowned 'Ri na Riochta' said there was something "special" about returning to work at Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne with the Sam Maguire and Tom Markham cups and members of the teams that won them.

He hadn't read comments by RTE pundit Joe Brolly, who likened Kerry's display to "the little girl in 'The Exorcist' whose head revolves as she machine-guns the walls with a torrent of vomit".

Fitzmaurice said: "We know it wasn't the best game in the world but we're not too worried about that.

"We played in plenty of classic games and we've lost so last Sunday was all about winning."

Students had the "surreal" experience of signing autographs for fellow students they would be sitting alongside again on Monday morning.

Kerry minor Barry O'Sullivan said: "It's a bit surreal but we'll have to get back to normality now and knuckle down."

Irish Independent