Kerry manager Peter Keane was immediately looking ahead to his side's Munster championship clash with Cork following his side’s victory over Donegal in Tralee this afternoon.
The Kingdom collected their 21st league title with today’s 2-18 to 0-10 victory at Austin Stack Park as they pushed further clear at the top of the table and out of reach of Dublin and Galway who both have one match remaining.
Kerry can now concentrate on their All-Ireland ambitions, which begins in Cork’s Páirc Uí Chaoimh on Sunday, 8 November, and Keane admitted that the finish to the league campaign proved the perfect preparations for that tough trip to face the Rebels.
"You don’t win a league today, it’s over the seven games so we’ll take that," said Keane, speaking to RTE Sport after the game.
"That is something we have been focusing on since we got back in preparation for Cork in two weeks’ time, getting fellas using their legs over seven games and getting competition.
"Cork have had a great year and they have been promoted out of Div 3 as champions. We had a very difficult game there last year so we are very wary of them."
Keane has also been impressed by the young and fringe players that have come into his squad to see out the league title, and he feels that the Allianz League campaign will have helped to add experience ahead of the championship.
"We have a lot of young players, ten of them have come out of the minor titles over the last few years, so out age profile in the team is dropping, and you want to get as much experience into those players as you possibly can.
"And we brought in fellas who did well in the county championship who were riding a bit of a crest of a wave and some of those guys have taken it on from there and are doing well."
Keane believes that the championship can play a very important role across the country to help get through the Covid-enforced lockdown, however, he also emphasised that the managers’ main priorities this year is keeping their players not just fit, but safe.
"A lot of managers are worried about keeping players fit but keeping players healthy is probably the priority at this stage," added Keane.
"From our perspective there are another two weeks, so you would hope that we can stay healthy and everyone else stays healthy so we can have a championship because I think the championship is required.
"As from talking to people from Kerry over the last few weeks, they liked that they got a chance to watch the game last week and again today. That’s important, because that lifts the mood."