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But he picked up a hamstring injury in the build-up to Leinster’s final game of the season against Ulster and while he still travelled with the Lions, he was fighting an uphill battle as a result of his injury.
He featured in just three of the tourists’ matches and did not play in any of the three Tests which was a far cry from the 2009 tour when Kearney played in all three Tests against South Africa, starring at full-back.
But now he’s desperate to get back onto the pitch with his province.
“The summer didn't go according to plan for me but that's sport and these things happen,” Kearney told the Irish Independent.
“You need to move on pretty quickly from it and as best you can. It'll be nice to get back on a field and try to forget about everything that happened last summer.
“That's what's great about starting a new season so quickly. You set yourself some new goals personally and collectively as a team and you do whatever you feel is right to help you achieve those.”