For his first column for The Currency last year, Paul Flynn wrote about Kerry. It was a piece which demonstrated the analytical way Paul approaches commenting on sport.

After Kerry’s defeat to Tyrone, there had been a lot of talk, as there always is, about hunger and desire. Instead, Paul felt, it was time to take a step back.  “When people talk about Kerry lacking hunger or Tyrone wanting it more, I feel that is nonsense. It is also counter-productive. If anyone in Kerry believes that stuff, they will move further from correcting the few areas that, in my view, are the difference between winning and losing in those decisive moments.”

Trying to demonstrate desire or hunger could lead Kerry to make more mistakes in the areas that had cost them when instead they needed to be more confident in what they were doing.

After their comprehensive victory against Mayo in the National League, Kerry are now favourites to win the All Ireland. It would be their 38th All Ireland. But they haven’t won once since 2014 and they have won two in the last 13 years.

For a county like Kerry this is underachievement on a big scale so this week Paul was joined by Marc Ó Sé to discuss what Jack O’Connor has done with the side, the importance of David Clifford and why the addition of Tony Griffin, the former Clare hurler, may do all the things Kerry need to do to become All Ireland champions.