Former Kerry All-Ireland winner Aidan O’Mahony has described recent criticism of the Munster champions from Sean Cavanagh as “an utter throwaway comment”.
Speaking after the Kingdom’s provincial final win against Cork at the weekend, Cavanagh opined that "if Kerry were in another province they wouldn't be in the Super 8s".
However, O’Mahony doesn't see things that way despite having concerns over the goals Peter Keane's team leaked at Pairc Ui Chaoimh.
"I reckon Sean might be looking for a few headlines putting out a quote like that if I'm honest,” O’Mahony told the Irish Independent.
“Kerry won't be reading too much into that either. Even if Kerry were a bit poor against Cork, they are still winning.
“It's an utter throwaway comment from Sean. I wouldn't give it a second thought anyway, it was a bit silly. Whatever province you put Kerry in, they'd get to the final."
On the performance against Cork itself, he added: "It certainly was a worry to see Kerry opened up so easily. They only conceded 13 scores, but any top team will set up their stall not to let in goals and Kerry allowed Cork three of them. I believe it's a good thing going forward for them though, because it will open up Kerry's eyes to the problem."
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