"Dublin and Kerry meant a lot to me"

September 03, 2020

Dublin's Bernard Brogan and Marc O'Se of Kerry.
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Dublin great Bernard Brogan says the meetings they had with Kerry down the years were always a special occasion for him.

Twelve months ago, the Dubs sealed their historic five-in-a-row triumph with victory over the Kingdom in the All-Ireland SFC replay.

Speaking on Sky Sports GAA’s Inside The Game, Brogan outlined how he grew up listening to stories of the two counties’ epic rivalry.

“Dublin and Kerry meant a lot to me. My dad playing in the 70s against the great Kerry teams of the 70s and the battles they had. My mam is from Listowel where I spent my holidays last week,” said the seven-time All-Ireland winner

“To see the relationship that those Dublin and Kerry guys have from the 70s, the respect that they have. It was always a special game for me. Marking Marc O Se, probably the best corner back that has ever played the game, I loved pitting myself against the best.

“When you are out there you want to play against the best, to see where you are at. Marc O Se got the better of me most times, but one or two I slung over the shoulder and went over the bar.

"That is what made it so special in Dublin and Kerry.

“Even the relationship we have now, they are great characters, great winners, and are very respectful in defeat. We play sport, we love the game, we miss it when we finish it, but it is great to meet up. I'm sure we will do that for many a year.”

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