Friday 17 January 2020

'Dublin don't scare us', claims Kerry fan Daithi

Daithi O'Se in Kerry jersey
Daithi O'Se in Kerry jersey

It's straight from Tralee to Croker for Daithi O Se. The proud Kerryman will cheer on the green and gold this Sunday - and says the Kingdom won't go down without a fight.

Speaking to the Herald, he threw down the gauntlet, saying Kerry "won't be afraid" of Dublin.

"I'll be there, I'm looking forward to it. You have Dublin going for five-in-a-row. They are a fantastic team. What they have on the bench is unbelievable," he said.

"They're going to be very hard to beat but I think Kerry are going to go up there and they won't be afraid of them."

He said whoever wins, it will still be a momentous occasion as it means either Dublin secure a fifth All-Ireland or Kerry floor them at four.

"It is going to be a cracker. The end result, either it is Dubs' five-in-a-row, which is historic and monumental, or Kerry take them down over the last hurdle."

Daithi, who lives in Galway with wife Rita and son Micheal, said Micheal supports Kerry - for now.


"Of course he supports Kerry football. He is allowed to support Galway in the hurling and Kerry in the football," said the proud dad. "It's a nice compromise but I imagine as he gets older the Kerry part will go by the wayside."

Daithi had plenty of fun with the many Dublin fans in Kerry this week for the Rose of Tralee festival. He even pretended to wipe up the Dublin Rose's dog's number two.

"To clarify, there was no poo," he said. "The amount of Dublin fans that were down to support the Dublin Rose, we welcomed them down as always."

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