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John Tarrant: Report card indicates more to do for both Kerry and Cork to become viable contenders


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All credit goes to the Rebels for making nonsense of the pre-match predictions

Conor Corbett of Cork leaves the pitch after his side’s defeat in the Munster GAA Football Senior Championship semi-final match between Kerry and Cork at Fitzgerald Stadium in Killarney, Kerry. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

Killarney did its utmost to revive the Munster Senior Football championship, the weatherman obliging, a sun-drenched Fitzgerald Stadium added colour and atmosphere to the latest instalment of Kerry and Cork0. Against the backdrop of the magnificent Kerry mountains added to a majestic setting, that appeal brought over 17,500 to the 2024 clash.

For the best part of the past 30 years, Kerry have dominated meetings to such an extent the famed rivalry is not the crowd puller of old, now consigned to a Saturday afternoon and away from a prime time slot. But all credit to Cork for making nonsense of the pre match predictions on rattling into their opponents with a power-packed opening twenty minutes.

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