The former Tyrone footballer Seán Cavanagh was on The Sunday Game with former Kerry legend Colm Cooper and didn’t hold back with his criticism for the Cork footballers against Kerry.
Cork still got bate out the gate by 12 points against Kerry on Saturday evening at home, I don’t think that is something anyone in Cork should be celebrating and neither does the three time All-Ireland winner.
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“I don’t really buy into this whole morale boosting ‘they put in effort’. They’ve lost by 12 points to their biggest rival.
They made a bit hullabaloo about bringing the game to Pairc Uí Rinn in the first place because they knew they would get destroyed in a wide open Killarney. Effort should be the minimum standard for Cork going into a game of that magnitude. Really and truly, I thought Kerry kept them in the game with some soft frees and whatnot.
I’m just not sure where Cork are going at the moment. I watched them celebrate after beating Offaly in the league to stay in the All-Ireland championship, but I’m not totally sure if that’s the right place for them.
For a young team, maybe the Tailteann Cup is a better place to develop. Looking at yesterday’s performance, I wouldn’t give them massive hope going into the back door.”
"Maybe for a young team, a Tailteann Cup would be a better place to develop. I wouldn't give them massive hope going in the back door." – Seán Cavanagh does not subscribe to the theory that Cork can take confidence from their display against Kerry. #GAA pic.twitter.com/oMAR3ce6GM
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