We have a preview and team news for the second round match of Kerry v Galway on Saturday evening, start time 7pm
Galway hung on to beat Monaghan on Sunday, while Kerry played a weakened Dublin side on Saturday night and got a draw deep into injury time.
Galway manager Padraic Joyce.
“It was very important to get the win with a couple of tough away matches coming up,” said Joyce, who has enjoyed a successful start to his reign.
“I said it this morning when we met at 11 o’clock that the whole thing of the day, no matter whether we played well or not, was to get the two points.
“We are not short of character or fight and battle and the lads are only about 60% fit at this stage, but they showed great heart and passion for the cause and I’m really pleased with that.
“It’s a start, it’s a base, it’s the end of January, nothing is won until later in the year, but it’s great to get two points early in this tough league.”
Peter Keane Kerry’s manager
“Had we won I wouldn’t have been jumping out of my skin in here and had we lost I wouldn’t have been crying, It’s a league game in January. It’s your first league game, we haven’t a whole pile of work done, we’ve about two and-a-half weeks of work done, which is similar to what Dublin have done.
“They’re probably at a bigger advantage because they’re on the go for many, many years and they’re very used to what they’re doing, but it wouldn’t have been crazy had we lost the game.”
“I suppose neither of us have a whole pile done with the All-Ireland being late, your county championships running late, as you’d well know.”
We will have team news once they are announced