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Kerry have Cork top of hit list but maintain wary eye out for Tyrone


By John Campbell

While Tyrone's tour de force against Donegal was digested with considerable interest throughout the GAA, it is safe to assume that nowhere was it dissected in more minute detail than in Kerry.

The Red Hands have wielded authority over the Kingdom in the past, so it is no surprise to learn that when Eamon Fitzmaurice's side hit the road against Cork in tomorrow's Munster football final, Mickey Harte's team will loom large in their rear-view mirror.

The Kingdom are firm favourites to dispose of a Rebels outfit that spluttered through Division Two claiming just two wins in seven outings.

Yet Fitzmaurice believes that Cork are capable of rising to the occasion at Fitzgerald Stadium in Killarney tomorrow.

"They can be inconsistent, definitely, but when they are playing well they are as good as they have ever been," maintains Fitzmaurice.

Meanwhile, tomorrow's eagerly-awaited Leinster hurling final between Galway and Wexford could potentially attract a bigger crowd than the forthcoming Dublin v Kildare football decider simply because of the intrigue and excitement the fixture has created.

Today Fermanagh will meet Sligo in the All-Ireland Under 21 'C' Hurling Championship, while Monaghan will contest their 17th Ulster senior final in 18 years when they meet Donegal in the ladies football senior decider at Clones tomorrow.

Monaghan beat Cavan at the semi-final stage while Donegal were fortunate to get past Armagh.

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