Former Kerry great Mikey Sheehy believes the county’s supporters will remain patient with the new regime, despite a disappointing start to the season.
Although well beaten in their first two Division One outings this year, selector Sheehy is not too concerned about a potential backlash from supporters:
“I think they probably will be patient,” he said. “Even on Sunday I kind of got the vibes from the crowd that they were more than patient. We were playing that poorly you would expect maybe a bit of a reaction. I think they are going to be patient and I think they don’t have a choice, really.
“It is disappointing but I am not going to criticise these guys because they are working hard and hopefully it will turn around. When you replace four of your starting forwards then you do have problems. It is a frightening statistic from our point of view, no score in the second half against Mayo and four points over 70 minutes [against Dublin]. That’s galling, really.
“It is a very poor statistic from our point of view that Kerry’s last minor was in 1994 and I think the last U21 before 2008 was ’98. Even though we had a minor team that was beaten in a semi-final by Dublin last year, I think it could be a problem down the road. We won’t press the panic button quite yet, though.”