Keane expecting huge battle against Clare

June 22, 2021

Kerry manager Peter Keane speaks to his players. ©INPHO/James Crombie.

Peter Keane says Kerry are “expecting a huge battle” this Saturday when they welcome Clare to Killarney in the quarter-finals of the Munster senior football championship.

The Kingdom are 1/50 favourites for the Banner men’s visit this weekend, with their opponents ranked as 14/1 outsiders.

Speaking to RTE Sport ahead of the 2021 All-Ireland championships getting underway this weekend, Keane says he was impressed by Clare’s league form and knows his team will have a battle on their hands in four days’ time.

"If you look at them, Colm (Collins) has been with them since 2014 and has put a very good style of play together and a very good management structure.

“You can see the fitness in them if you look at the last two games where they kicked 2-18 against a team (Mayo) that played in the All-Ireland final last year. The match before that they kicked 1-18 against the team that beat us last year.

"We’re expecting a huge battle. They’re kicking huge scores. They’re tough, tenacious and very fit. They will have got a lot of momentum and a lot of experience out of the run they’ve had, so we’re expecting a big challenge next weekend."

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