'We have to put it behind us very quickly'

June 25, 2018

Cork manager Ronan McCarthy.
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Ronan McCarthy says Cork need to get back on the horse as quickly as possible after their Munster SFC final drubbing by Kerry.

The Rebels crashed to a 2-4 to 3-18 defeat in Pairc Ui Chaoimh, which was their heaviest championship loss to their fierce rivals since 1938.

"It's a hugely disappointing result and performance from us," the Cork boss admitted.

"Look, we have to put it behind us very quickly because we've a very quick turnaround to the next game in two weeks' time. I'll be honest, that's one thing I didn't see coming. Look, we'll get on with it.

"People are on about three-year terms and all of that. That performance has nothing to do with three-year terms. Actually, I'm not interested in a three-year term. I'm interested in getting the max out of this season that we could get out of it.

"Let's acknowledge the opposition, they have real quality all over the field. They've an outstanding manager, he's tactically very astute. So we knew we'd have to play well but I felt that was in us. And we didn't do it. that is the most disappointing thing.

"We have to turn around very quickly. We have a choice here - we can lie down and die now or we can turn around and get ready for two weeks' time. Hopefully, we will get another opportunity later in the year."

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