Casey focused on club

March 15, 2019

Dr Crokes' Daithi Casey scores a goal against St Finbarrs. ©INPHO/James Crombie.

Dr Crokes forward Daithi Casey has revealed that playing for his county used to be the be-all and end-all for him, but not anymore.

One of the top club forwards in the county for the best part of a decade, Casey has failed to nail down a regular spot on the Kerry team, despite being given numerous opportunites.

Casey admitted to the Kerryman that in the past, his ultimate aim was to win Munster and All-Ireland titles with his county, but it has never materialised.

However, now his sole focus is on Dr Crokes where he has had huge success over the years and hopes to add another club title to his list of achievements on St Patrick’s Day.

“Kerry has never worked out for me as I would have liked,” said Casey. “It’s funny because every time, every time I’m in it just hasn’t worked out. I don’t know why.

“Obviously there’s just been something. I think I play better for Crokes than I do with Kerry but I don’t know.

“What’s disappointing is that I’ve had so many bites of the cherry. I thought I used to do fine. Any time I did play I thought I did grand, but I suppose I didn’t stand out as much with Kerry.

“It’s not the end of the world because we’ve been very successful with Crokes and I wouldn’t change that for the world, but it would have been great to play for Kerry at the highest level.”

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