Down footballer Danny Hughes believes that Kerry are the team to beat in this season’s All Ireland championship. Despite the fact that Cork hammered his own county last weekend, the wing forward felt that the victory was not a true reflection of the Rebels ability as Down were so poor on the day.
“I would have to put my money on Kerry to be quite honest, I think they probably hurt a lot more than they let on when Cork won it last year,” said Hughes.
“I see it as very difficult for Cork to win it back to back. They seemed very, very hungry the other day. But I think it was a case of them playing well and us playing very, very poorly. Personally, I think Kerry are going to be very, very hard to beat. Psychologically too, with the Kerry-Cork thing that’s always there, it is a big factor.
“Until Cork beat Kerry (there will be question marks over them). If they beat Kerry they will win the All-Ireland.”
Speaking at a promotion for Ulster Bank, Hughes also confirmed that star attacker Marty Clarke was expected to return to Australia in the coming weeks.