Kevin McStay: If Kerry aren’t winning midfield, they aren’t winning the All-Ireland

If Dublin can win the crucial midfield battle a fifth All-Ireland in a row beckons

David Moran: without a a huge performance from their inspirational midfielder Kerry will not win the All-Ireland. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

David Moran: without a a huge performance from their inspirational midfielder Kerry will not win the All-Ireland. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

The countdown is gathering pace now and the heartbeat quickens.

This will be a memorable week in two counties that have given the GAA its emblematic football rivalry. When the ball is thrown in on Sunday we won’t have seen Dublin or Kerry play for three weeks. They’ve been working furiously back stage. And there are a few issues for the supporters in both counties to think about.

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