Kerry manager Peter Keane doesn't sound like a man too concerned that Stephen O’Brien is in danger of missing the All-Ireland final due to suspension.

O’Brien scored a match-winning 1-02 after the break as the Kingdom beat Tyrone in their Croke Park semi-final. Right before the end he picked up a black card for pulling down Conor McAliskey - his third of the year.

Three black cards in a season brings a one-game ban meaning that the hard-running wing-forward could be forced to sit out the Sam Maguire decider with a five in-a-row hunting Dublin team.

After the game, the player in question told RTÉ Sport that the Kerry board will appeal the suspension

However, Keane seemed laid-back about the situation and it’s certain that Kerry will appeal one of those black cards - the first against Galway in the league and the second in the Super 8s win over Galway - in an attempt to have it overturned and his suspension cleared.

"Some fellahs were talking about it outside alright," he said. "We'll look at it in the morning and we’ll see what happens from there."

The Kingdom came from four down at the break, 0-09 to 0-05, to win by three, 1-18 to 0-18, scoring 1-13 after the interval in a highly impressive second-half display from back to front.

O'Brien celebrates his second-half goal

"That's what we expected from Tyrone. The game opened up a bit in the second half and we came out on the right side of it," said Keane, speaking to RTÉ Sport.

"I think our movement was much, much better. I think we squeezed them a small little bit more further up the field as well

"And I think we prepared to take them on, which we weren't doing that well in the first half. And, again, the accuracy was better in that second half than it was in the first half."

Keane was in understandably upbeat form as he conducted his post-match media duties underneath the Hogan Stand and he digressed into tales about learning to drive as a youngster around South Kerry and the build-up to the 1982 All-Ireland final, when Kerry were going for five in-a-row.

The Dubs’ drive for five was another issue that he didn’t sound too concerned about and he said he and his team would start to deal with that next week, claiming that he hadn’t watched the Boys in Blue’s Saturday semi-final win over Mayo.

He was having such a good time he good-naturedly waved away a GAA official’s attempt to wrap up the media conference so he could field extra questions.