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Sunday 19 May 2019

Dublin will time run says O'Shea

Kerry’s Seán O’Shea won the PwC GAA/GPA Player of the Month award for April
Kerry’s Seán O’Shea won the PwC GAA/GPA Player of the Month award for April

Kerry star Seán O'Shea says Dublin's League blotchy form is inadmissible as evidence of their capacity to win this year's All-Ireland SFC, writes Conor McKeon.

O'Shea, speaking at the PwC GAA/GPA Player of the Month Awards in Cork, said he wouldn't pay much heed to a disappointing league campaign for Dublin where they lost to Monaghan, Kerry and Tyrone.

"I wouldn't be looking to their results in the league. They were back late from holidays," said O'Shea.

"They have such a good depth in the squad as well. They have got a few good players back to them. It will just increase the strength of their panel.

"They will be looking forward to the summer. They won't be too concerned about the league.

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"Their focus this year will be on the championship. Dublin have to be the favourites.

"They are going for five in-a-row," he argued.

"They won the last four and haven't won them for no reason.

"It would be huge for Kerry to win an All-Ireland. But we can't look that far ahead yet. We have Munster to try and navigate first.

"After that you get to the Super 8s. Last year we weren't close."

Meanwhile the GAA have committed to establishing a Fixture Review Committee by the end of May with a view to putting together a competition calendar proposal to Congress next year.

The committee will comprise of 10 people, including a representative of the CPA.

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