Gooch Cooper states importance of previous experience

Updated: May 17, 2012

Kerry footballer Colm Cooper and Kilkenny hurler Henry Shefflin have taken time out to discuss the upcoming championships in both codes.

Four time Celtic Cross winner Cooper has highlighted the importance of previous experience on the big stage when gunning for glory in September.  The 28 year-old also stated that he would use the disappointment of losing last year’s All Ireland final to Dublin as motivation for this year’s Championship opener against Tipperary.

Eight time All Ireland hurling winner Shefflin meanwhile has returned in recent weeks from a shoulder injury which kept him out of the Cats national league campaign.  He returned to play 20 minutes for Ballyhale Shamrocks over the weekend following six months rehab.

The flame haired pair were launching a special initiative from Lucozade Sport called Club Crusade whereby clubs up and down the country are asked to collect bottle caps.  The club that collects the most caps will win €10,000 and there are a variety of other prizes.  The initiative is open to all sports clubs, up and down the country.

Kerry open their Munster Football Championship campaign on 27th May in Thurles while Kilkenny’s hurlers begin the defense of their crown against either Dublin, Carlow or Laois on 23rd June.

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