O Conghaile wasn’t as good as I have seen him in the past in the Offaly game. But I did read he was better in the Wexford game. But I think they do always look at guys, especially those that are relatively close. Reddin got into the panel last year and got a lot of league time, and he would be older.
I could see Carthy being a starter this year. He was a superb minor and U21 and he seems to have his fitness back now. I am very excited about seeing him in the league.
Outside of that, I didn’t really see anyone new in the O Byrne Cup. Basquel and Howard are on the panel already, and I would think at least one of those would edge closer to the starting 15 (Howard if I was to make a choice).
I actually think Murchan will get chances in the league. He will probably be one of the smallest inter-county players out there, and it is going to be difficult for him. If he is to make it, they are nearly going to have to design a role for him, but he is something special. His man marking job in the u21 final was as complete a shutdown of a player as you will ever see, and he was a foot smaller.