Cork and Kerry meet on Saturday in one the most enticing games in the weekend's TG4 All-Ireland SFC fixtures and former Waterford star Michelle Ryan is expecting a real clash of styles.

The Kingdom started their campaign with a blistering 5-14 to 0-13 victory over Cavan to set up a likely group decider with Cork.

Louise Ní Mhuircheartaigh and Síofra O'Shea both bagged a brace of goals as free-scoring Kerry turned on the style but Ryan believes that they'll have to adapt if they're to get the better of Cork this weekend.

The Rebels are a much more formidable defensive unit and speaking to RTÉ Sport, former Waterford ace Ryan claimed that they Kerry could struggle against Cork if they can't inject real pace into their attack.

"Kerry are very good in their attack and they have some very potent scorers but they might night to bring a little bit more of pace into that attack and build-up," she said.

"The last thing you want to do against a team like Cork is attack at a slow pace because once they build up that defensive wall in front of you, if you go into contact with a ball, it's very hard to penetrate and score. 

"[Cork are] very good at pushing you out and wearing you down with the ball in the tackle and then breaking quickly. 

"I think there are a lot of things that Kerry need to adjust in their play but they will be confident going in."