Kingdom legend says there's "something seriously wrong" with current Kerry outfit
Kerry legend Seamus Moynihan believes that there is “something seriously wrong” with the set-up in the Kingdom camp at the moment.
Last year’s All-Ireland finalists were well beaten by Cork in the Munster semi-final on Sunday and although that’s not the first time that has happened in recent years, many pundits believe that the death knell is beginning to sound for the current Kerry squad.
Commentating live for RTE on Sunday, Martin Carney expressed his belief that it was “the day the music died” for a side that are backboned by a group of players that have been around the block numerous times and seem to be lacking in young talent to come in and freshen them up.
It’s not only outside the county that there has been criticism of Jack O’Connor’s charges, with the legendary former Kerry player Seamus Moynihan expressing his belief that they “look like a team that are not enjoying their football right now”.
Speaking to the Irish Daily Star, Moynihan said: “They look like a team that is jaded, or there is appears to be something seriously wrong with the training or with the set-up at the moment.”
Unlike Carney and others, however, Moynihan is not prepared to totally dismiss his fellow county men just yet. History has proven that, like Ze Germans, Kerry like nothing more than to be written off and Moynihan feels that there is plenty of life in those famous cute hoors just yet.
“No doubt the boys are hurting at the minute, but all they need is a small injection of something to come back and start enjoying their football again, and if they do, they will be there or thereabouts,” Moynihan added.
“In my experience it was a great motivating factor to be written off by everyone and you come back determined to prove the critics wrong.
“I think that lots of the Kerry players will be thinking there’s one kick in this Kerry team yet.”
The current situation in Kerry, in fact, bears a remarkable resemblance to what happened in 2009 when Cork beat them in Munster and they survived a few hairy moments in the qualifiers before going onto ultimate glory.
Write them off if you will, but be prepared for plenty of 'I told you sos' if they go on and do the business yet again.