Originally Posted by poulgorm
Down in Kerry a few days ago. Their confidence is sky high. They are much fitter and more motivated than at this time last year. They are desperate not to go through the back door again - the training all through the summer last year was very tough going.
Beat them in Killarney and we will not meet them again in Croke Park.
Pretty much sums it up.
We are if for a titanic struggle. Kerry are going to throw everything at us and there is little doubt that they are more focused and prepared at this stage of the season than they have been for ages.
If Cork had everyone available, prepared and match fit then I would regard us as strong favourites but players like Nicholas, Lynch, Miscella, Quirke and Canty have huge experience and are all quality men - add in the injury to Sheehan and its only fair to acknowledge that CC is seriously hampered going into this game.
However, Cork have a fantastic squad and if there is one team that can cope with all the losses then its Cork.
This game will set down a huge marker as to who is top dog in Munster (some will say that's obvious but it's not, as Kerry were not concerned about Munster in recent years)
Strange as it may seem, I think that Kerry need to win this game more than we do.