Kildare narrowly lost their third consecutive game of the National League on Sunday. It was a one-point defeat to Tyrone which arrived via a late score from the boot of Mattie Donnelly.
Speaking on RTÉ's League Sunday, Tomás Ó Sé was notably pessimistic regarding Kildare's prospects right now.
"They lost to Dublin last year, they got beaten by Armagh, the lost the first two O'Byrne Cup games, they've lost the first three league games - I don't know how it's getting better for them," said Ó Sé.
They seem to play cluelessly at times, they're naive; they lost Emmet Bolton, Ollie Lyons - two experienced guys - if Kildare are in transition, they are guys that can help out.
I think they are in a bit of bother. They have a young, talented team who have done well at underage level in Leinster.
That was a very poor game compared to the match that we watched last night [Dublin vs Donegal] in Dublin. It was a shocking game to watch - it was hard to watch.
Ó Sé then delivered a line - accompanied by a look and gesture - which was especially damning.
"If Kildare are the next best thing to Dublin in Leinster... Jesus."
All Sean Cavanagh and Michael Lyster could do was smile.
“They play cluelessly at times, they are naive. That was a very poor game...a shocking game to watch. If Kildare are the next best team to Dublin in Leinster...” - Tomás Ó Sé on Kildare pic.twitter.com/Y8J6Dyk8B6
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