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Mid Kerry showing a grit beyond their years

Mid Kerry's ability to roll with the punches and not get rattled will stand to them in the final

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Mid Kerry’s Peter Crowley puts Micheál Burns, Dr Crokes, under pressure during last Saturday evening’s Garvey’s County Senior Football Championship semi-final at Austin Stack Park, Tralee. Photo by Domnick Walsh / Eye Focus

Mid Kerry’s Peter Crowley puts Micheál Burns, Dr Crokes, under pressure during last Saturday evening’s Garvey’s County Senior Football Championship semi-final at Austin Stack Park, Tralee. Photo by Domnick Walsh / Eye Focus

Mid Kerry’s Peter Crowley puts Micheál Burns, Dr Crokes, under pressure during last Saturday evening’s Garvey’s County Senior Football Championship semi-final at Austin Stack Park, Tralee. Photo by Domnick Walsh / Eye Focus

For a split second we feared for him. For a split second it looked like he'd bitten off more than he could chew. It looked like he'd backed himself into a corner he wouldn't be able to get out of. Not with three Crokes men bearing menacingly down on top of him near the sideline right beside the stand.

We need not have worried. Even sitting where we were sitting, in an elevated position with a wider view of the pitch, we still couldn't see what he did, couldn't see how he'd extricate himself from this particular bind.

Extricate himself Mike Breen did, though, and not only that he turned it to his advantage, picking out a sweet pass, bypassing the ravenously hungry black and amber pack chasing him down, and setting in train another Mid Kerry attack.