Ciarán Murphy: Players may want to play games but not two in one day

Kerry players Jack Savage and Tony Brosnan drove almost 200km between games last week

Kerry manager Jack O’Connor speaks to his team after the McGrath Cup match against Tipperary at Moyne-Templetuohy GAA Club in Tipperary. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Kerry manager Jack O’Connor speaks to his team after the McGrath Cup match against Tipperary at Moyne-Templetuohy GAA Club in Tipperary. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

I must admit to a certain softening in my attitudes towards the much-maligned species of sports tournament known as the pre-season GAA competition.

Much like the music of Coldplay, I bear no ill-will to those who engage with it, and have even mistakenly stumbled upon it and thought it to be of some merit, before quickly banishing that thought from my mind lest polite society get wind of my sordid predilections.

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