Dublin handed out a 12 point hammering to a fresh-faced Kerry in what was a cruel reminder of their comprehensive brilliance in every facet of the game. Defensively or offensively, running the ball or picking a pass, this Dublin outfit will overcome you whatever way you want.
The final score was 2-17 to 0-11, but Dublin cruised throughout. In the final moments, they played at their leisure, as the crowd cheered every pass and Dublin strolled around Croke Park.
Champagne Football from Dublin ?!
— eir Sport (@eirSport) March 11, 2018
It was two sides at very different points of development, with Dublin ensuring they will demand everything of their opposition just to stay competitive.
Seldom has the men against boys been more appropriate than Dublin’s dismantling of Kerry today.
— Tony Leen (@tonyleen) March 11, 2018
Men against boys in Croke Park. Kerry brought a physicality to it but were hammered out the gate by the best football team ever. The depth and quality of their squad is frightening. #Dubs
— Michael Kane (@MichaelKane10) March 11, 2018
— M_A_Mhaoir (@DFKaczorek) March 11, 2018
— TerencefloodLFC🇮🇪 (@terenceflood) March 11, 2018
Dublin are a different breed 🔥🔥#GAA
— Eoghan Mc Sweeney (@EoghanSweeney97) March 11, 2018
This is some hiding that Dublin are handing to Kerry.
— Damien Cooke (@DamienCooke9) March 11, 2018
Kerry trailed by just three at half-time, but Jim Gavin's side clicked through the gears and were soon out of sight.
Dublin have beaten Kerry in round 5 of the Allianz League. Check out the full-time highlights here! pic.twitter.com/v9QQYvMzDy
— The GAA (@officialgaa) March 11, 2018
It sets up an extremely exciting encounter next week as Galway take on Dublin in Salthill, with both sides so far unbeaten in the league.
Speaking on Eir Sport, Marc Ó Sé was highly critical of several aspects of their game: 'Kerry were blowing.'
Very disappointing second half from Kerry. They never came out. There didn't seem to be a gameplan, there was no shape. The half forward line was non-existent.
Kerry take on Kildare on Saturday, as both sides look for much-needed points in a bid to avoid relegation.