Tomás Ó Sé took a bit of slagging for an obvious mistake in Kerry match programme 4 years ago

Tomás Ó Sé took a bit of slagging for an obvious mistake in Kerry match programme

Every team has their day in the sun, it just doesn't shine as brightly for every team, or in this case, at all for the Clare footballers.

Clare have beaten Kerry just once in the 23 games of senior intercounty football that the two continues have played between each other.


The Kingdom's 22-point hammering of Clare on Sunday edged one more victory into the win column for Kerry while Clare's sole win against Kerry at senior level - the 1992 Munster final win - was omitted from the pre-match programme for last weekend's game between the two sides.

The omission was highlighted by The Sunday Game host Des Cahill on RTE while former Kerry All-Ireland winner Tomás Ó Sé joked that the gaffe was a reinforcement of all things positive with Kerry football.


"Jesus Des you can't have negativity going into a game," said Ó Sé.

"You can't. You have to go out positive. Whoever printed that is getting a rollicking down in Killarney but they're probably patting him on the back."

Colm O'Rourke then interrupted: "Could you not have given Clare credit for one win? Ah come on!"

Ó Sé is excited by this new generation of Kerry players after several of their young players impressed in the win over Clare.


"Anytime you have seven new starters and these guys are proven at minor level it does not guarantee success at senior level.

"You have three new defenders, you have a new goalie, three new forwards and they're all contributing and have contributed in the league.

"I think what could have been thrown at Kerry over the last number of seasons is that they have not been direct enough, they haven't defended well enough but today is only a start. That's all it is.

"They're not going to be getting carried away with it but the fact that this injection of youth is there is key."