Eamonn Fitzmaurice played down injury fears over Colm Cooper after Kerry captured their 78th Munster SFC title with a comfortable dismissal of Tipperary

The Kingdom had too much for a spirited Premier outfit as they strolled to a 3-17 to 2-10 victory at Fitzgerald Stadium. 

The only sour note for Fitzmaurice was the first-half injury to Cooper which forced him from the game. However, the manager is hopeful the Gooch won't be out of action for any prolonged spell.

“Gooch got a shoulder injury," he told RTÉ Sport. "We’re hoping it’s not too bad. It isn't as severe as first thought. He’ll get it assessed during the week and hopefully it won't be that bad.

“We’re delighted to have won the Munster Championship and to be going for the All-Ireland quarter-finals through the front door.

"It was a tough game, as we knew it would be. Tipperary brought plenty of quality, they got two good goals, they troubled us when they ran at us. It took all our experience and know how to get the job done."

Kerry are on a mission to atone for last September's All-Ireland final defeat to the Dubs.

Fitzmaurice  highlighted the hunger for success in the camp as he eyes more glory this summer.

“Every year when we set out at the start there's three big cups up for grabs: the National League, the Munster Championship and Sam Maguire, so every time you win a piece a of silverware it’s good and it validates the work that’s going on and the commitment that the lads are giving to the cause," he said.

“As always the squad is hugely important any day you win a game and all of the subs contributed, that’s the way we like it."