Martin Storey believes the appointment of sports psychologist Caroline Currid has been central to Limerick's march to the All-Ireland SHC final.
When Storey skippered Wexford to Liam MacCarthy Cup glory in 1996 at the Treaty County's expense, they had Niamh Fitzpatrick in their corner and he feels Currid - who was involved with the Tyrone footballers, Tipperary hurlers and Dublin footballers when they won All-Irelands in 2008, 2010 and 2011 respectively - has instilled similar belief in John Kiely's side.
"Just from listening to their interviews, I detect the biggest, biggest thing John Kiely was doing was bringing in a sports psychologist," he told the Irish Daily Star.
"Liam Griffin brought in one with us when we won in 1996 when everyone on the outside said it was our hurling and our coach and our training and everything else. But I think it was the inner belief that got us that All-Ireland title and from listening to Limerick and their interviews over the last while, I am liking what I hear.
"From listening to their interviews I'm hearing something clearly 'We are our own men, we are our team, we don't have hang-ups from the past.
"I mean it is easy to talk the talk, but they have backed it with hurling so I don't think this is a foregone conclusion that Galway are going to win two-in-a-row."
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