The game doesn’t even impact anyone else, so there are no secondary considerations. I see Gilroy talking about intensity again after the Offaly game. This was a common theme when he was the football manager. I remember after one game he said (of the footballers) ‘we are an ordinary team if we don’t bring intensity’.
So it will be harder to get stuck in for 70 minutes in a game that doesn’t matter. Also. There will be an element of owing guys game time. That will be a hard pressure to resist.
But I think the 15 that started the last day is the base team. No one else will automatically come into it without proving they are better then the guy in the position. And that is how we will be better next year, because there probably are two or three guys out there who would improve their relative positions. I am not saying that the person occupying any position did badly, but there are guys who can bring something else.
The Rushe thing needs sorting out. The concept is good, but there is something missing. You can’t have a guy that good only getting on the ball three or four times a game. He needs space around him to operate in and he needs a very particular type of ball played to him.