Joe Brolly has warned Dublin that Kerry aren't far away from challenging them for the All-Ireland.
He was speaking to RTÉ after the two heavyweights retained their provincial titles in a canter this weekend.
"The Dubs play with great courage, ambition, pace and drive. They are so brave, they never stop. They do all the right things," the former Derry forward said.
"But, I tell you, Kerry are coming for them. You look at Kerry's front six and Paddy Andrews or Niall Scully wouldn't get into their front six.
"Kerry have abandoned this hybrid system they were playing between sweepers, man-to-man and not being sure when to push on. They looked excellent last night. They might be a wee bit young for them at the moment, but I tell you they are coming for the Dubs."