Sean O'Shea hails form of Tony Brosnan
By John Harrington
Sean O’Shea has hailed the impact made by team-mate Tony Brosnan in Kerry’s final two matches of their Allianz Football League winning campaign.
Brosnan scored nine points over the course of those two games, eight of them from play and one a mark, and looked like a player ready to make a big impact in the 2020 All-Ireland SFC.
“He’s been playing very well for us and he’s been doing the same for his club and it’s great to see,” says O’Shea.
“It just shows the strength of the panel at the moment. Fellas are dying to get the opportunity to put their hand up and when fellas get that opportunity they want to take it.
“Training has been going very well the last few weeks and the panel has developed and we really have a lot of numbers now who feel like they can make an impact when they get the chance.
“That’s what you need, a big panel, and thankfully we have that. Fellas have been putting their hands up and training has been going really well for us the last few weeks.
“It’s exciting times and getting ready for a knockout championship against Cork is obviously to bring more of a buzz to it as well.”
Kerry supporters have had a pep in their step since the Kingdom clinched the Allianz Football League Division 1 title on Saturday, and O’Shea hopes he and his team-mates can give them more cause for cheer at a difficult time.
“That's what football does, that's what GAA does,” says O’Shea. “In Kerry, it's nearly like a religion.
“Sometimes you can forget this, and take it for granted, but we're very lucky and privileged to be able to go out on the weekend and do something we love, put on the Kerry jersey and represent our towns, our clubs, our families and the people of Kerry.
“Hopefully, we can give them something to look forward to. Level 5 will be tough with the nights getting dark and people stuck at home.
“If we have match on the weekend, people will probably start on a Tuesday or Wednesday talking about it, ringing their friends and finding out about the game. After the game, they'll be talking about it until Tuesday or Wednesday and then looking to the game the next weekend.
“If that's the way, they'll have loads of games on TV to look forward to. This weekend, I was just looking at the schedule, I don't think I'll leave the couch. It's going to be unbelievable. It's great to have that to look forward to. Hopefully, it'll give people a lift.”