Darragh Ó Sé: Failure to take their chances brings the harshest lesson for Kerry

Kingdom’s attitude looked suspect while dogged Cork’s game plan worked to perfection

David Clifford: the point he scored in extra-time was unbelievable but so were his two misses. In a poor, tight game  you can’t be missing 14-metre frees. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

David Clifford: the point he scored in extra-time was unbelievable but so were his two misses. In a poor, tight game you can’t be missing 14-metre frees. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

On the drive home from Páirc Uí Chaoimh on Saturday night, the one thing I could take solace in was that I had no firing squad to face in Ballyvourney before crossing the border.

Usually after a result like that, Ballyvourney would be the last garrison you’d have to pass through before getting back onto Kerry soil and there’d be crowds outside the pubs delighted to send you on your way.

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