James O'Donoghue goes full Roy Keane with Cork 'gloves' dig 1 year ago

James O'Donoghue goes full Roy Keane with Cork 'gloves' dig

Do me a favour James.

Before the game was even thrown in, many already viewed the result of this Munster championship tie as a foregone conclusion.


Cork struggled massively in Division Two, while Kerry breezed through Division One, and finished off the campaign with a brilliant performance against Mayo.

However, The Rebels really put it up to the The Kingdom, especially in the first half, and big performances from Steven Sherlock, Sean Powter, and Cathail O'Mahoney saw them go into half time with just a two point deficit.

A big changing point was when the home goalkeeper Micheal Martin, had to come off with an injury, and young Dylan Foley was rushed into an unexpected championship debut.


The young keeper made a terrific save to prevent what looked like a sure-fire goal from David Clifford, but unfortunately he struggled with the kick outs, especially when David Moran came on and dominated the middle.

In the end, The Rebels just ran out of steam, and Kerry won by 12 points, a comfortable lead that didn't tell the full story.

However, the players weren't the most famous people at the game today, as former Manchester United captain, Roy Keane was in attendance.


The Cork native had a bad day when you consider his home football team lost, and United got hammered by Brighton.

Former Kerry star James O'Donoghue paid perfect homage to the Irish legend though when he tweeted about the game.

"Cork finishing that game with 10 fellas wearing gloves on the nicest day of the year for football says it all really."

The tongue and cheek comment from the 2014 All-Ireland winner is reminiscent of something that Keane said about Harry Maguire, who chose to wear gloves in the middle of April before a Premier League game.


They say imitation is the best form of flattery, so maybe Keano won't would allow himself a chuckle.