Congrats to the lads job done and as we all know stronger challenges ahead.
Without sounding lika nit picker and i know the game was well over the Cluxton/Fitzsimons goal mix up was a worry of me. Mick is a good player never let us down but i wouldnt be so quick to say he was waiting for Cluxton to come or he lost it in the sun. 101 as a full back unless the keeper calls its in your area we have to go for it. If he lost the flight of it in the sun he should at least have been closer to the FF.
There was a similar incident in the first few minutes where one of the Kiladre midfielders drifted in front of the goal, physically won the ball from Fitzsimons and should have had a goal. If Kerry were watching i'm sure the long diagonal ball to Geaney will be wel honed prior to a summer meeting. Have to say it was a worry for me and one where i wish we had Rory O'Carrol back for. I'd even be happier if Philly took the FF in those situations as if he didnt win it in the air he would at least spoil it and no be physically over powered.
After a good league and leinster championship there still seems a lot of competition and it would be a brave man to predict the XV the next day.
Bernard put his hand up and looked like he's not ready to be a cameo performed at the end of a match. John Small and James McCarthy are two beasts who always seem to do the simple things so well.
By the way if were commenting on Kildare players and haircuts in the fashion stakes why has there been no comment on the new Paddy 'Socks Down' Andrews look. He threw me for a while during the play was trying to figure out who it was. Seems Eoin O'Gara is the last of the socks up brigade.