25 March 2016 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Kevin Carney

Other than the Dubs, there’s no county in Ireland better able to put bums on seats than Kerry. The Kingdom’s finest were putting bums on seats before there were even seats around; before Kevin Heffernan was born.

Given the lie of the land in division one of the NFL right now, St. Tighernach’s Park, Clones should be atmospheric to say the least this Sunday when the Kingdom come calling at 3pm.

We’ve gone past the business end of the season at this stage. This is the real deal now. Kerry will be gunning to take a big step towards securing a place in the semi-finals. For Monaghan, victory would be massive in the art of how to retain your premier league spot in 70-plus minutes.

Outside of his own camp, it’s hard to know who Malachy O’Rourke will be looking to as he searches for some inspiration but it was interesting to learn this week that way out west, they’ve been putting Monaghan’s results over the last while up on the dressing-room wall, metaphorically-speaking.

Fergal O’Donnell did wonders with Roscommon’s underage teams over recent years. He had big shoes to fill in taking over the reins from erstwhile county chief John Evans but it’s been going swimmingly so far for the boy in blue in charge of the Primrose and Blue brigade.

In a recent interview, he fingered….


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