Second-half display delights Keane

August 11, 2019

Kerry manager Peter Keane during his side's All-Ireland SFC semi-final against Tyrone

Kerry boss Peter Keane says he was pleased with his side’s much improved showing during the second-half of this afternoon’s All-Ireland SFC semi-final against Tyrone.

Stephen O’Brien’s goal handed the Kingdom a 1-18 to 0-18 win over the Red Hands to advance them into a first Sam Maguire Cup decider in four years where they’ll meet five-in-a-row chasing Dublin.

Speaking to RTE Sport after the game, Keane commented: "The first half was very tactical. We kicked a lot of wides, which didn't help our case. The second half was much better," said Keane, speaking to RTÉ Sport.

"That’s what we expected from Tyrone. The game opened up a bit in the second half and we came out on the right side of it.

"Our movement in the second half was much, much better and we squeezed up a bit more on them in the second half, we took them on and we got some good scores."

On the possibility of appealing O’Brien’s suspension for the final, he added: "Some fellas were talking about it outside alright. We'll look at it in the morning and we’ll see what happens from there."

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