I don’t think O Shea or Clifford are senior standard yet. If I was to pick one to make it this year, it would be Savage. But the dryer pitches will help them come summer.
They are all good, but my point really is, if they were the world beaters they are supposed to be, they would have won last years U21 pulling up. But we won it.
I wouldn’t swap any of their new guys for Howard, Basquel (or Paddy Small who we have yet to see). Actually I wouldn’t swap any young player in the country for Howard, two games now and I think he is yet to lose a ball.
On young players, it was great to see Shane Carthy back. I know he was only on for a very short time, but he caught one great ball under pressure.