Tipperary boss John Evans has said that he expects his native county, Kerry, to win the All-Ireland Football Championship this year.
In an interview with the Irish Independent ahead of his team’s Munster Championship tie with Kerry this weekend, Evans said he does not believe that Kerry are a team in decline:
“I don’t buy into that theory (that Kerry are a team on the way down). No. In fact they are my tip for this year to win the All-Ireland. There is a cutting edge to them. While Cork certainly have an edge also, I definitely think Kerry have an edge on them.
“Through one thing or another, the gods didn’t go with them last year and they certainly feel that they owe this one to themselves and to everyone else. I think Kerry are coming in a lot fresher this year.”