Former Kerry defender Marc Ó Sé reckons Cork are “definitely improving” and expects a tight battle between them and the Kingdom next month.
Peter Keane’s side are set take on the Rebels on November 8th at Pairc Ui Chaoimh in their Munster SFC opener and five-time All-Ireland winner Ó Sé sees it as “a massive game”.
"They're definitely improving. There's no doubt about that," Ó Sé is quoted saying by Sky Sports.
"Underage football is very good in Cork. My brother Tomás tells me that...He's very taken with the underage structures and the underage football in Cork, and the talent that's down there. So, Cork are going to be there or thereabouts.
"Cork are sitting pretty at the top of Division 3 from the start of the year. I would still expect Kerry to go down and beat them.
"But that said, it's going to be a huge task to go down to Páirc Uí Chaoimh, take on a team below there that are going really well. When you know that it's knockout, when you know that this could be the last throw of the dice, there's a huge challenge. That's going to be a massive game. It's going to draw huge attention.
“There is something that gets the blood flowing about straight knock-out."Tweet