Shaky start for reigning Gaels


Kingdom Kerry Gaels 0-09
Round Towers 0-06

by Sean Moriarty

“We made hard work of it. We are missing some of last year’s players and a win is a win. It does not matter if you win by a point or ten.”

This was Kingdom Kerry Gaels chairman Paul O’Connor’s assessment of Saturday’s encounter with Round Towers.

While O’Connor was correct in everything he said, he was being extremely generous.

Yes, the defending county champions are missing key players (London inter-county player Lloyd Colfer and veteran Kevin Waldron to name a few) and, yes a win is a win.

But he was hiding the fact that the Kingdom rarely looked like defending champions at any stage during this dull encounter at Ruilsip on Saturday. The corresponding fixture last year resulted in a facile 17-point victory for The Kingdom.

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