No the sentiment is right just probably with his employment he is likely to try to be building from the ground with Limerick so even a short term stint is unlikely.
It may sound sad of me but watching the Sunday game was interesting, Dalo seemed too upset to comment and gutted at what has become of his adopted team, Cunningham’s interview was all a shrug of the shoulders and even a nervous smile as he talked about us being blitzed. Passion is a major thing and I just think Cunningham didn’t bring it and never got the players going. What ever about coaching or tactical skill you have to be able to get the players behind you.
Looking back at the game we had no leadership or work rate when things started going wrong, For the last 15 minutes the players were just dialling it in and wanted the game to be over. The comments of Michael Ryan afterwards that the game “It’s not the real deal” while accurate should hurt. I think Liam Rush as captain going forward may be a problem. Good hurler and the best we may have but when half the team walks away and he still backs the management team and says everything is rosy it makes me wonder can he lead this team going forward.
From the last three years we have big problems confidence among some players especially the younger lads will be on the floor and i don’t think its a case of lads who opted out just walking back in and the lads who stuck around being happy with it. Its going to to take a big guy put it all back together. I don’t think we’ll just bounce right back. Being in 1B is a help next year but no guarantee.
For the lads that walked away or opted for football if there appears to be a long road ahead for the hurlers they just may stay away.