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Mixed emotions for Cork dual star Looney over recent All-Ireland Finals

Cork dual star Hannah Looney has admitted she’s had a mix of emotions over the past few weeks after first winning the All-Ireland Senior Camogie title with Cork and then losing the All-Ireland Senior Football Final to Dublin two weeks later.

Speaking on this week’s Sportsgirls Podcast she said: “It has been a total bag of emotions. It’s like you’re in a bubble as such for the last couple of weeks and the next thing it’s ‘pop’. It’s grand for the few days after when you are with all the girls, you are not just really thinking about the match. But then when it hits; look it’s over you lost.”

Looney is trying to get back to normality with her studies at UCC keeping her mind off the football loss. It has been tough for her to go from the euphoria of winning an All-Ireland title to the despair and hurt of losing another one in the space of two weeks.

She still finds it tough to talk about the football final and that defeat to Dublin: “All the girls are getting back to normal. Trying to get life back on track, it’s very hard in that sense. You are trying to appreciate the camogie win because it was fab. It’s hard to even think about the football at the moment. I think everyone is still really hurting over that.”