Kerry manager Peter Keane hailed the character shown by his players in today's thrilling All-Ireland MFC semi-final win over Monaghan.
The Farney County came close to dashing the Kingdom's five-in-a-row dream but Keane's side staged a stoppage time rally that yielded three unanswered points and now they are looking forward to a final date with Galway.
"It was a very, very good Monaghan team," the victorious manager remarked to TG4's GAA BEO shortly after the final whistle.
"We had no doubts or no illusions about that coming into the game. We got what we expected from them.
"They gave a wholesome performance, we might not have helped ourselves with some of the mistakes we made but that's the nature of the new grade of minor football.
"They're closer to 16 than 18 and there's a tendency to make an odd mistake but I'll tell you one thing, they showed great character, they showed great fitness and they showed football at the end to get out the gate."