Kerry v Donegal will be a chess game
SUNDAY’S All-Ireland quarter-final between Donegal and Kerry is going to be, “A chess match played out on a football pitch,” according to former Kingdom star Micheal Quirke.
The three-time Sam Maguire-winning midfielder, a Kerins O’Rahilly’s club mate of Kingdom boss Jack O’Connor, admits that the draw against the Ulster champions has got the Kerry faithful feeling a degree of apprehension ahead of this weekend’s Croke Park clash.
“I think it’s the toughest draw Kerry could have got. And likewise I think it’s the toughest draw Donegal could have got. It’s a hugely difficult game for Donegal as well as for Kerry.
“It’s a strange one. If we had drawn Cork in the quarter-final for example, I think Kerry would have been hugely confident of beating them. Cork have had no meaningful game since they played Kerry back at the start of June.
“Donegal are a crowd who are hugely competitive, and there’s an apprehension down here.”
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