I mean they should just own up to what we have known for a long time . They are just as cynical as other teams but they never got tagged with that because people bought into the "purest footballers , keepers of the flame " nonsense . How in the name of God Tadgh Connelly didn’t see the line in '09 against Cork beggers belief . The reason , nobody could say a bad word about Kerry back then . Or more so, nobody wanted to because they’d be hounded it out of it by certain types in the media & print journalism because Kerry were the purveyors of how the game should be played , the right way , the proper way . Darragh O’Shea was another who seemed to get away with murder . Galvin though just couldn’t help himself . Gets a lengthy ban in 2008 and what does he do , he comes out the next year and wins POTY . Connelly is 10 times the player he was & was snubbed year after year for All Stars .
This is a new Kerry we are seeing now . The one who tried to rough us up on their patch last year .The one where Anthony Maher cynically pulls down Fitzy in the league final . Now Mayo finally got one over on them last year & what happens in the first game back .They’ve two sent off & another black carded & one of the opposition ends up in hospital afterwards .