Well, I’m not going to debate the ger Cunningham years again but there was a very steep decline in year three which is why we are where we are.
Not sure what the tv coverage was like but in the flesh we were behind limerick in terms of pace, strength, skill, patterns of play, awareness on the pitch and strategy. As a friend said to me, we were worse than the pitch, but limerick were,also on the pitch and also have a hat full of missing players.
Limerick looked like a team who are on a mission to get out of this division and are a year or two down the road of a development. We looked like a team picking up the pieces from the last regime, the management look like they are giving anyone they can find a run out and to me are targeting the Laois match already. Is winning that a good idea when we meet the division 1a winners instead of Antrim as a prize? Depends on how gilroy is talking to to the players. That playoff/QF day is before the club finals so the team we saw last night is the team we have for the league.
I can’t remember if the backdoor is still in the championship or not? We have gone from all Ireland QF top six standard to first backdoor elimination. That’s not gilroy or his teams fault it is the fault of the last team and the county board. I see gilroy as the confidence and stability fixer in this team, now if the new Cunningham is any better than the old one we had better find out snappish.