He’d be a very good coach

The Kerryman (Tralee Edition) - - SPORT -

KIERAN’S char­ac­ter is his great­est at­tribute I feel. You lis­ten to what he has to say, and you know that it comes from him hav­ing a great knowl­edge of the game. He is one of these play­ers who is also able to back up ev­ery­thing he says when goes out onto the pitch him­self. He was a ma­jor part of Kerry win­ning the four All-Ire­lands from 2006 to 2014 as teams were sim­ply un­able to han­dle him.

What he did in 2014 in both the Mayo games and the All-Ire­land Fi­nal against Done­gal stood out in win­ning that year with the ef­fect he had in all three games.

I know about him as an op­po­nent at this very mo­ment from Stacks beat­ing South Kerry only last Sun­day in the County Cham­pi­onship but of the few times I did find my­self mark­ing him he was im­pos­si­ble to mark ei­ther from the front or from be­hind him.

I think he would be very good as a coach from the point of view of where play­ers should be po­si­tioned, there were times you think you wouldn’t think he has seen you but in­evitable he seemed to know where you were at all times.


At the launch of his au­to­bi­og­ra­phy ‘Well What Do You Think Of That?’ at Bal­ly­garry House Ho­tel, Tralee in Oc­to­ber 2016

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