Donnchadh Walsh feels that Kerry are the only team in the country that will be able to stop Dublin’s five-in-a-row All-Ireland bid this year.
The three-time All-Ireland winner brought down the curtain on his career with the Kingdom last September and doesn’t feel that the recent talent that the Munster champions have lost to retirement is “irreplaceable”.
"I think Kerry are the only team that can put it up to Dublin to be honest," Walsh told RTÉ 2fm's Game On.
"I don't see any of the other teams beating them. If any team is going to put it up to Dublin and stop them doing the five in-a-row I think it's going to be Kerry. I've seen enough of what Kerry can do when they're on form.
"I don't think - and I include myself in this - what Kerry have lost with the retirements are irreplaceable. The talent is there to replace the fellahs gone if not improve [on it]."
On new manager Peter Keane, the now 34-year-old added: “I don't really know Peter. But I like what I'm hearing from the camp. I hear they're training very hard... he's completely freshened it up. That's what's need, and just go at it."