O'Leary hails Crokes' "ferociously strong panel"

November 13, 2018

Dr Crokes' Kieran O'Leary, Johnny Buckley, Colm Cooper, Brian Looney and Eoin Brosnan celebrate.
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Kieran O’Leary hopes Dr Crokes’ frightening strength in depth can propel the Kerry champions to Munster and All-Ireland club glory.

The Killarney men romped to a provincial final date with Clare’s Miltown-Malbay when hammering St Finbarr’s of Cork on Sunday, despite having Gooch Cooper on the bench for most of the hour:

“The biggest thing for us is our panel because it means that every fella is looking over his shoulder,” O’Leary told The Irish Examiner.

“We always had a good panel, but we have a ferociously strong panel this year and we’re really using it. Colm [Cooper] came in and kicked three points so who knows who’ll be starting the next day. It’ll all be on training, which is a fantastic thing.

“Training is fairly intense. Pat [O’Shea, manager] would go eight days in the week if he could. There are 30-odd lads training and there have been numerous changes on the team throughout the year. It’s been fantastic.”

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