Darragh Ó Sé: Naive Kerry played a game that was right up Tyrone’s street

Tyrone were far better at understanding what Kerry would bring than vice-versa

Frank Burns shunted Kerry’s Dara Moynihan over the sideline early on. Tyrone have brilliant footballers but they also have smart footballers and they knew what their game plan was all about. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Frank Burns shunted Kerry’s Dara Moynihan over the sideline early on. Tyrone have brilliant footballers but they also have smart footballers and they knew what their game plan was all about. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

We’re hurting in Kerry this week.

It’s one thing to lose an All-Ireland semi-final when you’re outclassed or when winning it wasn’t really on the cards. It’s another when you lose one like this, when it’s a game that you could have built a lead in by being a bit more ruthless in front of goal and a bit less naive in your approach. Those are the worst losses to absorb.

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