Mayo vs Kerry Preview


The already legendary match between Kerry and Mayo will be replayed tonight played at Gaelic Grounds in Limerick on Saturday, due to the scheduling of the ‘Croke Park Classic’ at Croke Park on the same day, a college American Football game between Penn State and the University of Central Florida, but expect the same kind of intensity as in last weeks affair.

Where the game is being played simply wont matter to these two teams.

The two sides were evenly matched and gave a valiant effort throught, so much so for Mayo manager James Horan he will field the same side as in last week’s match. He is starting, R Hennelly; T Cunniffe, G Cafferkey, K Higgins; L Keegan, C Boyle, D Vaughan; J Gibbons, S O’Shea; K McLoughlin, A O’Shea, J Doherty; C O’Connor, A Freeman, A Dillon.

“Fellas just stood up. It was exhilarating to watch to be honest. We had guys that just weren’t going to lose today,” he said. “We drove and played the game that we’re always trying to play. An attacking game with a high tempo and huge skill-set. When we do that, we’re a dangerous team,” said Horan.

Kerry manager Éamonn Fitzmaurice also praised the effort by Mayo but still feels he had the better side and why wouldn’t he.

“They really went after the game in the second half. They showed why they are such a great team, that they keep coming back and back and why they have been so close to winning an All-Ireland,” he said.

Kerry will answer with Brian Kelly; Marc Ó Sé, Aidan O’Mahony, Shane Enright; Paul Murphy, Peter Crowley, Fionn Fitzgerald; Anthony Maher, David Moran; Michael Geaney, Johnny Buckley, Donnchadh Walsh; Stephen O’Brien, Paul Geaney, James O’Donoghue.

Choosing a winner on this one wont be easy, and it might be nest to sit back and enjoy the game, but we like Mayo in a close one.

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