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KERRY'S EYE THIS WEEK - Published Thursday 24th September, 2014

 

Jim O Gorman

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Kerry make it to seventh heaven

It’s been a long wait, but the Sam Maguire and the Tom Markham Cups are back in the Kingdom together for the first time in 34 years. Kerry’s senior and minor squads pulled off an historic seventh double on Sunday, seeing off the challenge of Donegal in two hard-fought encounters to bring the two most sought-after trophies in football to the county.

For the senior footballers, it was All-Ireland title number 37, while the minors racked up their twelfth final victory.

Eamonn Fitzmaurice’s seniors blazed their way to glory with a performance that took the sting out of Donegal and they outscored the Ulster champions by 2-09 to 0-12.

It was a relatively low-scoring All-Ireland final, but one played at an intensity that left the capacity audience of 82,184 fans in Croke Park breathless throughout.

Kerry struck early with a goal - and almost saw victory denied at the death as Donegal pressed for an equaliser.

But in the intervening seventy minutes-plus, the Kingdom outfoxed Donegal with a green-and-gold blend of steel, skill and patience.

The minors, meanwhile, bridged a twenty-year gap, winning the All-Ireland title for the first time since 1994.

Jack O’Connor’s side shot 0-17 to Donegal’s 1-10, setting the scene for a double hardly anyone - except perhaps the Kerry players and mentors - had imagined possible.

Sunday also brought a new GAA record to Kerry.

Kerry now holds the record for the most senior and minor titles - the  win pushed the Kingdom one ahead of Dublin in terms of minor titles secured.

The Sam Maguire and the Tommy Markham Cups are back in Kerry for the first time since 1980. It’s been a long wait.

But in the end, it was worth it.

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