I think Dublin’s full back line is much more capable of handling the Kerry full forward line that vice versa.
Kerry have an obvious advantage in the midfield sector which makes it interesting but the relative ease at which Tyrone were able to carve out goal chances against Kerry doesn’t bode well for them. If Dublin do the same, they will take them and as we’ve seen in pretty much every big game over the past number of years - goals have a huge impact on games, the momentum they give the scoring teams can not be underestimated.
Actuary in Irish Life HQ on Abbey Street. Found him a pleasure to deal with on audits between 2002 and 2006. Unfortunately I didn’t spot those deposits going into Anglo and coming back out just before and after reporting dates. But an audit is only a sample and we can’t be expected to uncover everything.
“An audit is only a sample…we take no responsibility for any omission, error or unlawful act not identified…up the Ra…”
And other words to that effect.
I should clarify that, as an actuary, Mr Coldrick had absolutely nothing to do with this deposit business. That was a separate part of the audit. Well, actually it wasn’t because we didn’t notice it. These things happen.
I’m surprised people are even debating the result of this match.
When the end of year reviews are written after this final, it’ll be be noted, and rightly so, that Kerry didn’t win this final on September 20th in Croke Park, but in Killarney on March 1st, when they laid down a crucial psychological marker™ in the league match between the teams.
This has echoes of 1978, when Kerry didn’t win the final in September in Croke Park, but in a challenge match the previous April on a muddy pitch in Gaelic Park, New York, when they decided that rather than not respond to Dublin’s roughness, they’d fight fire with fire and take them on in an all-out brawl. The result of the brawl was open to interpretation, but Kerry won the match, and thus the destiny of the All-Ireland was decided that day.