Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Jack's a Happy Camper; Allianz Div 1 Kerry Impressive

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Jack's a Happy Camper; Allianz Div 1 Kerry Impressive

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Byline: By PAT NOLAN

KERRY manager Jack O'Connor praised his players' application after dismissing the Donegal challenge with surprising ease yesterday.

The Kingdom have started the League poorly for a number of years, with this win their first on the opening day since Paidi O Se's reign in charge.

An All-Ireland final hangover seemed as good an excuse as any to continue that rot but it wasn't prevalent.

"The lads' attitude was very good," said O'Connor.

"They were well tuned in for this time of year.

"A lot of these fellas have been on the road for a long time and there still showing great eagerness and great hunger and that's all I can ask for.

"We were only worried about our own performance and that we'd hit the ground running.

"We had a fair idea from training that the lads were eager and at this time of year that's what it's about.

"Traditionally Kerry are slow starters in the League so it was good to get a win but itwas important to get a win after looking at the way Tyrone were going last night. …

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