Kerry football manager Peter Keane does not believe that his team's extra Allianz League game will give his side any advantage over Cork when the two counties meet in the Munster Championship this weekend.
The two sides go head-to-head in the Munster SFC semi-final, with the Kingdom having played an extra-game since the return of senior football, after Cork's final league game with Longford was cancelled.
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Some observers have suggested that having an extra game under their belts will give Kerry the edge, but Keane does not view it that way.
"You could look at it that there’s a little bit of an advantage to us," he told RTÉ Sport. "But equally Cork would have more time to look at themselves and play their competitive A versus B games and work on things themselves.
"Sometimes it can work for you and sometimes it mightn’t.
"It’s not different for any other team. Since we’ve got back, Covid has been a huge thing that we’ve got to mind.
We're almost injury free and between here and the weekend, hopefully we’ll have everybody right
"We’ve got to be careful for the players, we’ve got to mind them and they all have to be careful themselves when they’re out and about in the community.
"But it’s no different for any other team.
"We’re almost injury free and between here and the weekend, hopefully we’ll have everybody right."
Kerry came out on top last season when the two sides met in the Munster final with a Tom O’Sullivan goal proving to be the difference in a 1-19 to 3-10 victory and Keane is expecting another tight encounter.
"We’re looking forward to the game. We went up there last year and had a very difficult game with them and we got out of it.
"We’re expecting the same this year that it’s going to be very, very tight and hopefully we’ll be standing at the end of it."