One of the bonuses of the way we won is that there’s a few lads who despite all the incredible success will still feel they have a further very motivating goal or something more personal to prove, especially in terms of individual performance in a final etc for example, if they get the opportunity.
I’m also hoping that Fento can come back even better next year after what was, not surprisingly, a less great year than the previous two. Of course he’s judged by the highest standards. But these are the sort of things that can help us keep that edge over the opposition.
I also wouldn’t write off Bernard, he still looked really sharp this year. That chance which was blocked could so easily have been a decisive score, credit has to go to Higgins for a fantastic one-handed block on that one, he dived full length even as Brogan got ready to pull the trigger.