Am I the only one who was relatively up beat after this game. I mean we played a strong Waterford side down up to 6-8 starters from our strongest side. Put some lovely passages of play together and got some excellent scores. When put into context this team is performing far better than I had anticipated and I am fairly encouraged by what I have seen so far Tipp aside.
In the backs Dooley and Madden had dissapointing days and I am not sure of Barret in the corner could be caught out for pace in certain situations and turns quite slowly. Better utilised on the wings. Crummy and Rushe have both absolutely nailed down there spots in the side and rightfully so, Quinn while a lovely hurler is probably not going to make the grade at this level, maybe as a midfielder to replace McMorrow when form or injury dictates but I just don’t see it at wing back. Eoghan O Donnell is as exciting a talent as I can remember in this county, he is absolutely fantastic.
Far to many inconsitent performers in our forwards, I would love to see McGibb make the grade but he has to add power and consistency to his game of which he has shown neither. Conroy dissapointed after a hugely encouraging performance in Cork. Donal Burke is the best juvenile I have ever seen in this county personally and it is no surprise he is making the inroads he currently is. Trollier was fantastic and really made De Burca look average in the first half, it took a sweeper in front to tame him. Ryan O Dwyer once again caused a lot of trouble in on the square, I’d like to see more of him there.
I think there is a blatant case of confirmation bias here form some posters who have their agenda set up and are not looking at things objectively. I am dissapointed but not surprised at the overwhelmingly negative response to a rather encouraging performance. We are where we are lads, its the start of a new cycle people need to re-align their expectations and back this team there is a ridiculous amount of young talent in this county.