I suspect what Gilroy is doing is getting maybe 30 players in real competition for places and then letting them fight it out. Under Daly (and let’s just pretend the intervening 3 years never happened) there probably wasn’t enough competition.
With the footballers, when Gilroy was in charge, there was no great master plan I thought. Every guy was given a chance and he picked the ones who performed the best (in his opinion). When we get guys coming back in (Rushe, McMorrow, Sutcliffe, O Donnell, Cuala lads), they will have to fight for their place a little bit. Which is healthy. This is high enough risk stuff, but I suspect the fact that we play Limerick and Galway later plays into this. Today isn’t a foregone conclusion at all with this team, but if it works out, it will be good.