There's a buzz surrounding the potential of Kerry young guns such as David Clifford, Sean O'Shea and Gavin Crowley ahead of this year's championship but experienced midfielder David Moran has sounded a note of caution.
At 29-years-of-age, the Kerins O Rahillys clubman is one of the elder statesmen on a squad that has ambitions of going a couple of steps further than last year's All-Ireland SFC semi-final replay defeat to Mayo
Speaking to the Irish Independent, he warned that the step up from minor to senior is significant.
"The transition is always difficult, I don't think we're going to put in these fellas because they're 21, guys are going to have to be playing better than 27 and 28-year-olds to be in.
"You can't just discard the whole team, it isn't like a team that lost the first round of Munster by ten points, we weren't that far away last year so it would be wrong to discard everyone.
"People just need to be patient, it's grand saying, 'Bring in a minor', but you're talking about five or six 20-year-olds trying to win an All-Ireland, it's not that easy.
"Some of the guys are exceptionally talented, we just need to be patient."Tweet