Fitzmaurice: a lot of the analysis can be hysterical

July 14, 2018

Kerry manager Eamonn Fitzmaurice.
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Eamonn Fitzmaurice doesn't expect Kevin Walsh to deviate from his winning formula because of 'knee-jerk and hysterical' analysis.

The Kingdom and the Tribesmen will lock horns in Croke Park tomorrow and Fitzmaurice has defended his Galway counterpart against criticism that has come his way this year.

"Galway's methods have been questioned but they have been very successful," Fitzmaurice pointed out to the Irish Independent. "They are very hard to beat. They have only lost one game this year, against Dublin in a league final. That's no mean feat.

"As they showed against Roscommon in the second half of the Connacht final, if they need to come out and go after a game and play expansively, they can do that as well and they have the players to do that.

"The analysis is black and white and it can be knee-jerk and hysterical. That's the nature of that business as well. You need to be heard, especially as it becomes a more crowded marketplace. A lot of the analysis can be hysterical.

"I don't think Kevin Walsh is too worried about it. I think he is looking at their results and the way they are performing, how they can improve and I don't expect them to change just because X, Y or Z is giving out about them."

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