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Kerry's Colm Cooper not getting carried away despite Munster final win

Updated: Monday, 08 Jul 2013 10:34 | Comments

Colm Cooper celebrates at the final whistle
Colm Cooper celebrates at the final whistle

Kerry star Colm Cooper was not getting carried away after their Munster SFC final win over Cork, admitting it was just a step along the way on their All-Ireland quest.

Cooper hit 1-03 and his goal proved to be decisive as the Kingdom held on for a 1-16 to 0-17 win in Killarney.

The Dr Crokes man told RTÉ Sport: “At the start of the year that’s what we set out to do – to be in the hat for the August weekend, that’s where the knockout, the real stuff starts.

Thankfully we’ve got that far now. Let’s see where the rest [of the season] takes us.”

Kerry manager Eamonn Fitzmaurice also conceded that the hard work lies ahead.

He said: “We’re delighted to have won the game. We definitely made hard work of it. In the second half Cork really came at us but we got over the line and we’re headed for Croke Park now so we’re happy.

“We’ve plenty to work on, particularly to look at the period when Cork thundered into the game and we struggled to deal with them. We won the game but at the same time there’s plenty of work to be done.”

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