LAST Friday the Kerry U14 soccer team, pulled off one of the shocks of the year by defeating Dublin Districts Schoolboys League in the Kennedy Cup Final.
There was a huge reaction all around the Irish soccer scene and beyond with fans, journalists and a former GAA star expressing their views on the win…
Last wkend they took over hurling winning the Christy Ring but this weekend Kerry have mastered soccer winning the Kennedy cup. #KennedyCup
— Oisin Langan (@oisinlangan) June 12, 2015
That’s a phenomenal win for Kerry in the final of the Kennedy Cup in Limerick, beating the superstars of the DDSL 1-0 in the decider.
— Tony Leen (@tonyleen) June 12, 2015
Former Mayo GAA All-Star, Conor Mortimer was well impressed.
Ddsl just beaten by Kerry in Kennedy cup ….. Still be quiet a few ddsl players heading across the waters and hopefully some Kerry lads !!!
— Conor.mortimer (@Conmort) June 12, 2015
— Kieran McCarthy (@KieranMcC_SS) June 12, 2015
Unbelievable Jeff! Kerry victorious over DDSL in the Kennedy Cup Final. Fantastic result and achievement. Well done all!
— Dan O’Neill (@dan_the_gun) June 12, 2015
— Kennedy Cup (@SFAIKennedyCup) June 12, 2015
There was total disbelief from some quarters.
Kerry won the Kennedy cup.. The world is going to end
— Mark Brosnan (@markb_59) June 12, 2015
Kerry winning the Kennedy Cup is crazy, fair play to them 👀👏🏼
— A L (@alec_alec10) June 12, 2015
Kerry winning the kennedy cup is an unbelievable achivement the ddsl players probably didn’t even no where Kerry was 😂⚽️
— Connor Ellis (@ConnorEllis09) June 12, 2015
DDSL beaten in Kennedy Cup final 😨😨😨😨😨
— Paul O’Malley (@SaintPaulo) June 12, 2015
A bit of gloating is never too far away when Kerry and Dublin clash
Fantastic achievement by kerry Kennedy cup team today. Might have taken a while but we have The Dubs number in soccer now too.
— John Looney (@LooneyIre) June 12, 2015
Kennedy Cup Champions for the 1st time ever.. Kerry just can’t stop winning All Ireland’s! Unbelievable stuff by them young fellas 💚💛
— Jordan Kiely (@JordiKiely) June 12, 2015
This was how it looked at the final whistle.
Kerry win the Kennedy Cup 1-0 what celebrations WOW pic.twitter.com/tEiYZD87DC
— David Mahedy (@DavidMahedy) June 12, 2015
In the post match analysis of Ireland v Scotland, Eamonn Dunphy, mentioned that DDSL were untouchable which triggered a number of people to clarify who were the best under age league.
— Wayne Hutchinson (@WayneHutchinso1) June 13, 2015
Good job Dunphy doesn’t know the untouchable DDSL were beaten by the Kerry League in the U-14 Kennedy Cup final at UL yesterday! #EURO2016
— Colm Kinsella (@ckSportLeader) June 13, 2015