It might seem a little churlish to suggest but this 14-point win wasn’t as impressive as we would have hoped. The expectation levels have soared at this level now that we have won 4 All-Irelands in a row but the reality is that this is a completely new Kerry team and a young Kerry team.
This side need to be given time to breathe and not weighed down by the burden of unrealistic expectation.
Kerry made the perfect start to the game on Wednesday night.
Cillian Fitzmaurice kicked an equalling point deep in injury time of this entertaining Castleisland Co-Op Mart Premier Junior Championship round three game played at Frank Sheehy Park, Listowel on Saturday evening as Finuge’s ambitions of making the semi-finals remain in tact.
Emmets will be kicking themselves for not winning this local derby as they spurned goal chance after goal chance in the second half.
‘An rud is annamh is iontach’ translated means ‘what is seldom is wonderful’ and what better way to describe what happened on a heavy pitch at The Ragg, near Thurles on Sunday, as twenty Kerry heroines created Camogie history by annexing a first National title for the Kingdom with a big win over Roscommon.
Hopefully, a Camogie revolution has begun and this is an incredible achievement by a squad of 29 girls made up entirely of players from the only adult club in Kerry - Clanmaurice, who reached the All-Ireland Junior Club Camogie decider last December, only to lose to Meath side Kilmessan in heartbreaking fashion after a replay.