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Tomás Ó Sé Worried About Tyrone 'Ambush' On Kerry In Semi-Final

Tomás Ó Sé Worried About Tyrone 'Ambush' On Kerry In Semi-Final
By Gary Connaughton Updated
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With the huge gap between fixtures, there are plenty of unknowns ahead of tomorrow's All-Ireland semi-final between Kerry and Tyrone.

How will covid have affected the Tyrone squad? Will Kerry be able to shake the rust off after a five-week layoff? Are the Munster side battle tested after cruising through Munster?

These questions will be answered at Croke Park tomorrow afternoon, but it is certainly an intriguing game and a very tough one to judge.

Kerry seem to have a better team on paper, with their forward line certainly not short on firepower. However, Tyrone have a long history of overturning talented sides from The Kingdom.


It is something Tomás Ó Sé is worried could happen again.

Speaking on Morning Ireland, the Kerry legend said his county will have to be at their peak if they are to avoid an 'ambush' from their Ulster rivals.

I don't know what it is - is it the past or is it the fact that Kerry have not played in five weeks or is it that we haven't got a clue what's gone on in Tyrone - but something inside me has me stressed about this game.

If Kerry are not 100% focused tactically and more importantly mentally, then Tyrone have the armoury and the players to make this go to the wire.

There is a siege mentality with them when it comes to Kerry. They seem to harness on it and the word 'ambush' has been mentioned a lot and that's something that could be really, really pertinent this weekend.

I wonder about Kerry at times. They are firing on all cylinders this season. That comes from obviously Páirc Uí Chaoimh nine months ago when Cork stunned them completely...

They actually have to win an All-Ireland before teams will fear them and I've no doubt that Tyrone don't.

Tyrone have a point to prove as well because they haven't beaten a big team up in Croke Park since 2008 so there is a bit of pressure on them as well...

If Kerry, for whatever reason, don't show up, they could lose this game there is no doubt about that. But if they play the way they have been playing and if they are tuned in, I think Tyrone struggled against Monaghan in the second half because Monaghan pressed up on them and suffocated them.

Kerry need to do the same thing. They need to land with that attitude that they have had all year.

Peter Keane's side will be favourites, but Tyrone will fancy their chances of pulling off a shock.

It should make for an enthralling 70 minutes tomorrow afternoon.


SEE ALSO: What Kerry And Tyrone Can Learn From Their Previous Contests

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