Scouting fears forces Kerry to train behind closed doors

Brendan McCarthy

THE Kerry senior football team will train for this year's championship behind closed doors in Fitzgerald Stadium to prevent unwelcome spying by outside forces.

In a statement released this week, team manager Eamonn Fitzmaurice appealed to Kerry supporters to understand the " difficult decision" to hold private training sessions and set out the reasoning behind the move.

Chief amongst the reasons are "monitoring of training sessions" which the Kerry boss described as having become "intense" and "much more than harmless curiosity", which could impact negatively on the team's championship chances.

Fitzmaurice did, however, move to allay supporters' concerns, stating that the team would still hold open sessions, the first on Thursday, May 23, ahead of the team's Munster championship opener against Tipperary Sunday, May 26.


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