‘Please God, we’ll be back in Croke Park at the end of August’

Tim Murphy: “I have no doubt that we’ll be back at the top very soon”

PREPARING the younger players who have up from the minor ranks in recent years for the physical demands of senior level, as quickly as possible, will be the biggest challenge facing the new Kerry management team, Kerry County Board Chairman, Tim Murphy, has acknowledged.

He said that would have to be achieved without compromising any part of their physical development.

Speaking following the ratification of Peter Keane as the new senior boss, Mr Murphy said he is in no doubt that the talent pool is there for the new management team to work with and a news strength and conditioning mentor will be joining Keane, coach Donie Buckley and selectors James Foley, Maurice Fitzgerald and Tommy Griffin very soon.

The chairman acknowledged that Kerry supporters expect success almost every year but he predicted: “I have no doubt that we’ll be back at the top very soon”.

He said the role of Kerry senior manager is a pressure job but there’s no better man in than Peter Keane as he has the ability and the man management skills to succeed and he is well experienced in managing expectations.

“As a management team they’ll deliver for Kerry alright, Please God, we’ll be back in Croke Park at the end of August,” Mr Murphy said.

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