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Composed last act finally lays some of Kingdom’s mental demons to rest

Dick Clerkin


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It will be to their enduring credit however that Jack O’Connor, Paddy Tally (above) and Co stuck with the game-plan they have committed to all year. Photo: Sportsfile

It will be to their enduring credit however that Jack O’Connor, Paddy Tally (above) and Co stuck with the game-plan they have committed to all year. Photo: Sportsfile

It will be to their enduring credit however that Jack O’Connor, Paddy Tally (above) and Co stuck with the game-plan they have committed to all year. Photo: Sportsfile

At one stage yesterday the The Fields of Athenry filled the Croke Park air, but as the curtain drew on an epic All-Ireland final, Kerry’s Rose of Tralee eventually stole the show.

As a nervous Kerry energy eventually made way for a relieved sense of joy, Galway supporters, albeit sanguine in defeat, will eventually reflect on what was an opportunity missed.


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