Crokes have double motivation, insists Looney

Updated: Saturday, 01 Dec 2012 21:09

Dr Crokes forward Brian Looney insists he is not looking past Sunday’s Munster final against Castlehaven but will use last season’s All-Ireland semi-final loss as a motivating factor.

The Kerry side were beaten by Crossmaglen in last February’s All-Ireland semi and Looney admits that the defeat is still in the back of their minds.

“It is part of our motivation but I think there are a lot of other things that we are using as well,” he said in the Irish Examiner.

“Bringing an All-Ireland title to the club is a huge one in itself, just as winning a Munster club is, especially in a county like Kerry.

"We just don’t want to let things slip and I suppose the defeat to Crossmaglen is just as much a motivation and in fellas’ minds as losing to them in the All-Ireland club final replay in 2007. It’s there a small bit is what I would say."

"The Kerry-Cork rivalry is there too so expect it’ll go down to the wire" - Brian Looney

He added: “We know it’s going to be a tough game. They beat a very good Duhallow side in the Cork final and when you beat a quality side like that, you can take a lot from it. It’s going to be close, the toughest we’ll have all year.

"The Kerry-Cork rivalry is there too so expect it’ll go down to the wire."