O'Connor hails Kerry's "great resolve" after eclipsing Armagh in Tralee

February 26, 2023

Kerry manager Jack O'Connor ahead of his team's league clash with Armagh at Austin Stack Park ©INPHO/Bryan Keane

Kerry boss Jack O’Connor said “it took great resolve” from his players to get over the line against Armagh last night in Tralee.

Points from Tony Brosnan and Donal O’Sullivan were the difference as the Kingdom edged the Orchard men on a 0-12 to 0-11 scoreline and picked up their second win in Division 1.

Speaking to RTE Sport afterwards, O’Connor said he was pleased by the spirit shown by his group after the disappointment of last weekend’s seven-point defeat at the hands of Mayo.

"We were awful disappointed with last week in Castlebar. We didn't think that was a true reflection of what we're about,” he stated.

"We got a good reaction on Tuesday night at training and we were glad we got a reaction tonight.

"They're proud lads and they wanted to put their best foot forward. We said before the game in the dressing-room that it was up to them and I thought they were excellent, particularly in the second-half because Armagh went two up and they're a tough nut to crack.

"They're very fit and very physical. It took great resolve from our guys to get over the line.

"Overall, great heart, which is what we were looking for. We were looking for attitude and performance tonight and if we got a result that was a bonus."

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