"I firmly believe that the Kerry team will put an end to Dublin this year"

April 13, 2021

Roscommon manager Kevin McStay shakes hands with Leitrim manager Brendan Guckian.
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Former Roscommon manager Kevin McStay says his money is on Kerry to end Dublin’s reign and capture the Sam Maguire Cup this year.

The Mayo native doesn’t feel the Dubs improved last year despite claiming a sixth All-Ireland title in-a-row and, speaking to Midwest Radio, he said he doesn’t expect Kerry to be caught out this year like they were last November by a late Mark Keane goal in the Munster semi-finals against Cork.

“From this position, my money would absolutely be on Kerry to win the All-Ireland. There’s a lot of football to be played but look what happened last year – Kerry are the Galway of Munster, they ended up with nothing," McStay pointed out. 

“They won the league at a canter and then they got caught on the hop against Cork. I was doing that match actually, a filthy horrible wet day. Even playing badly they had the game won and then Cork got a late goal and Kerry are gone, no safety net.

“There’s no safety net again this year which is the one thing that could catch any team but I firmly believe that the Kerry team will put an end to Dublin this year.

“I just don’t see the improvement in Dublin, Dublin have been so good but they haven’t moved on, they beat Mayo in the All-Ireland without getting to anything like the standards they did in previous years.

“They won it well and deservedly so and all of that but the coming team are Kerry.”

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