THE GAME IN 60 SEC­ONDS

The Kerryman (Tralee Edition) - - SPORT -

MAN OF THE MATCH

Paudie Clif­ford played a telling role in Kerry’s vic­tory. As good a team player as he is an individual tal­ent. Fin­ished with 1-3 to his name but con­trib­uted so much more. No­table shout-out to Mark Grace, who took com­mand of a sus­pect Kil­dare de­fence and gave them a plat­form to build from.

TURN­ING POINT

The throw-in; Kil­dare were so far off the pace of the game that Kerry eased into a 1-6 to 0-1 lead after 15 min­utes. Wor­ry­ingly, that lead could have been con­sid­er­ably greater. At the time I asked my­self why Kil­dare felt the need to be out on the pitch 28 min­utes be­fore throw-in to go through their warm-up? And in that heat?

SCORE OF THE GAME

Clif­ford’s 11th minute goal was as good in­di­vid­u­ally as it was shock­ing from a col­lec­tive Kil­dare per­spec­tive; their is no way Clif­ford should have been al­lowed to glide to­wards goal from upwards of 40 me­tres out with­out a hand been laid on him.

WHAT NEXT?

Kerry ad­vance to the All Ire­land fi­nal against Gal­way, where they will bid to win a fourth suc­ces­sive ju­nior cham­pi­onship. Im­pres­sive form. Kil­dare’s sea­son is over.

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