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Monday 19 August 2019

'Dublin will worry about Dublin' - Kerry manager Peter Keane not concerned with five in-a-row bid

Peter Keane. Photo: Diarmuid Greene/Sportsfile
Peter Keane. Photo: Diarmuid Greene/Sportsfile

Sean McGoldrick

KERRY football boss Peter Keane says he is not worried about whether Dublin will achieve history in this year's All-Ireland championship and win five titles in-a-row for the first time ever.

"Dublin will worry about Dublin and Kerry will worry about Kerry and I wouldn't get too hung up on that (speculation). Of course, what they are going for is unprecedented.

"Kerry failed to do it in 1982. I remember it well, being above in Croke Park the day of the finall.

"What they are seeking is history. Are they capable of doing it? Time will tell. There is no question that they are not going for five-in-row because they have been lucky.

"They are a very good team but the question is will they do it?," asked the Kerry boss, who first saw the Kingdom in action Croke Park in the 1977 All-Ireland semi-final as a six-year old.

The fact that Kerry are short priced favourites to win another Munster title doesn't bother him either.

"I'm not a gambling man so I wouldn't pay much attention to the odds. But what I would say to you is that Waterford play Clare on May 11. We are going to look at that game as we play the winners. So our focus at the moment is on that game.

"If we get over it we will prepare for the next game. I wouldn't be getting too hung up on what happens further down the line. We will take it game by game and see where it takes us," said Keane, who was speaking at the launch of the Munster football and hurling championships in Dungarvan.

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