He can be lethal given the right ball but to be honest he was fairly ineffective last Saturday. As you say the Emo keeper got distracted by him for that ball, and he (the keeper) had been playing very well up to that, but as has been said, his mere presence in there can lead to chaos.
I think Boughal have a better chance if the game is played in Ballyboughal rather than anywhere else. The tight pitch suits their style of play and Gerry doesn’t even have to look at the posts when he plays there which is a huge advantage to them. Playing elsewhere, even if it is Parnell park, while it would be great for the supporters, would ultimately be a disadvantage to them.