Tomás Ó Sé clearly takes issue with the view that Kerry don't have any defensive plan and by and large is happy with the progress thay have made during the league.

It is progress that has got them to the Division 1 final, where they will take on Mayo on Sunday next, after rounding out their group games with a 10-point win over Roscommon yesterday.

Assessing their spring campaign, the former Kingdom star said on Allianz League Sunday: "Kerry have had a very positive season so far.

"Peter Keane has brought in players like Shane Ryan, Jack Sherwood, Diarmuid O'Connor, Darragh Moynihan, Gavin Crowley and Tommy Walsh along with the talent that is already there.

"You have Gavin White, David Moran and Paul Geaney to come back."

On Kerry's defensive capabilities, Ó Sé took issues with words written by RTÉ.ie GAA columnist Aidan O'Rourke.

"The big thing for me this year is that Peter Keane has made them that little bit harder to beat.

"I read Aidan O'Rourke's article (entitled 'Kerry are not doing the dirty work - it will cost them') and he wrote 'Kerry do not have a collective will to defend - they will need a collective defensive plan'.

"And I'm thinking, well I think it's a lazy comment.

"I think their hunger is jumping out at me.

"Last year, defensively, they conceded 10-98 in the league. This year it's 4-80. That's a difference of 6-18. They have the best defensive record in the league.

"Yes, there is work to be done, they conceded two goals against Dublin. There are full-back line issues, midfield possibly."