No team for Tralee until Sunday

For the second weekend in a row, we won’t be naming our starting line-up for an NFL game until the day itself.  As was the case last weekend, the delay in doing so for this Sunday’s game is understandable, given the fact that the U21s were in action again yesterday (for the final time this year as it turned out) and because it’s still unclear whether or not Ronan will be sufficiently fit to face the Kerrymen in Tralee.

At least Mark Ronaldson will be available for selection again on Sunday and with Alan Dillon’s great form on his return meaning that he’ll be hard to drop, it looks like Johnno is faced with too much choice rather than too little.  This is certainly the case in the forward department but I’m not sure the same can be said about whatever defensive switches are being contemplated for Sunday’s crunch meeting with the All-Ireland champions.

All will be revealed on the day, I guess.

8 thoughts on “No team for Tralee until Sunday

  1. in his book jack oconnor mentions losing to mayo around this time of year and said we were flying too high too early.. will he feel the same if we win sunday? and will he be correct in the assumption..?

  2. I think the game that Jack was referring to was the opening round of the league in 2006 when we beat them under the lights (and on TV) in Tralee. That would have been the first outing in the league for us under M&M. I remember J O’C being interviewed after the game on TV and, sucking in wind through his mouth the way he does, saying that Mayo had played the game at a fierce pace and wondering aloud if we’d be able to keep this pace up all year. Indeed …

  3. Kerry do take the league seriously though. They have won it often enough. I wonder how we will contain the Gouch on Sunday. He is on top form and by all accounts really looking forward to the game.

  4. Good test for us on Sunday. All is not lost if we are beat but a win would be great. I think Johno is happy having high quality matches and doing well as a team. i remember 2006 and we were playing at 100 miles an hour. Different now. We are playing as a team more and the young lads are making a difference. it will be interesting to see how the Dubs get on in Cork?

  5. It’s not Mossy – it’s Cork v Dublin and Down v Armagh on Setanta on Saturday night and then it’s Galway v Tyrone live on Sunday on TG4. I’m not sure which match is being shown in full on deferred coverage but I know it’s not ours. The RTE highlights show on Sunday night will, as usual, be a collection of bits from all the matches that have already been shown …

  6. Seemingly the GAA has allowed by stealth pay to view television. I am with Sky and dont recieve Setanta. Ergo I dont get to se these match’s. I know , pay for Setanta and I get it. Fine but Ill do that when the GAA has stated they have agreed to implement pay to watch. At the moment they are being sly and testing the waters. God preserve us from the Sky Premiership s***e of frantic roaring and dribbling from the mouth as Blackburn and Bolton slog out a 0-0 result.

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