The sponsorship will cover all the club football championships, senior, intermediate, junior premier, junior club and novice. This year, providing Kerry are not involved in the Allianz Football League Final, the club championships will start on the weekend of March 31st, with round 2 scheduled for April 7th and round 3 on April 14th. If Kerry does make the AFL Final, each round will move forward a week with round 3 being played on April 21st.
If Kerry is not involved in the League Final then April 21st will be a free Sunday or a buffer only to be used in exceptional circumstances. The semi-finals will be played on April 28th with the finals scheduled for May 5th.
Kerry were by no means poor on this occasion, but Tipperary are a far stronger side and it was evident throughout.
Noel McGrath found the net with a superb goal in the opening half which could easily end up as one of the goals of the season.
McGrath was excellent throughout the match and put on an exhibition for those in attendance, with Mark Kehoe and Jason Forde also impressive for the Premier County.
“I suppose Tipp are a class team and they took some very good scores. Our lads kept going and they were very competitive in the second half when the game was probably over, but look we can take some things that we can work on and some things that we’re happy with and some things I suppose we’re not so happy with but look this time of year some big positives,” O’Connor said when speaking after the game.
O’Connor was delighted with his side’s second half performance, but accepted that Tipperary were almost out of sight at the break.