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Saturday snorefest really should signal the end of out-dated provincial championships

Paul Brennan


A family engagement kept the sports editor away from Saturday’s Munster Final in Killarney, which he was actually grateful for as he avoided sitting through another one-sided hammering in the provincial championship

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The Kerry team break from the team photograph before the Munster SFC Final in which they beat Limerick by 22 points in Killarney

The Kerry team break from the team photograph before the Munster SFC Final in which they beat Limerick by 22 points in Killarney

The Kerry team break from the team photograph before the Munster SFC Final in which they beat Limerick by 22 points in Killarney

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There will be no self-congratulatory clap on the back for writing in last week’s paper “we could be looking at a 20-plus point win for Kerry’. Indeed, after news David Clifford’s omission from the team and squad broke on Friday night we revised our prediction down to a 17-point win for Kerry. Shame on me.

The idea that an absent David Clifford would weaken the Kerry team against an opposition like Limerick was silly. Kerry were always going to have pretty much the run of Fitzgerald Stadium to themselves in Saturday’s Munster Final, and it was always going to be the case that the Kerry forwards would rise even more to the task in hand in the absence of their talismanic team mate.


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