I'd agree with @Boarddelegate1 regards the league performances. Compared with the general vibe I got off the forum in January (a general fear of what was to come), it's been comforting to see the competitive edge shown by those that have been selected. Think it's fair to say that it's not for want of trying. Tipp & Waterford were likely to be too much of stretch & so it proved. On the plus side we've solidity in the main in the backline, more mobility in midfield. And without the Cuala contingent.
Problem is that tuning in from abroad (as I am), it's hard to figure out if the outbursts from departed players were just noise or a sign of more deep-rooted issues in team preparation.
The departure of Daly was always going to lead to changes and, with a number of lads having serious inter-county mileage on the clock, there was always the chance that some were going to be cut & weren't going to go quietly.
Have we a squad that has many cutting their teeth at senior, lacking the clout to challenge mmanagement on pretty much anything? But yet would a key figure like Rushe accept the captaincy & settle for anything less than coherent management?
The backroom team merry-go-round under Cunningham is a red flag IMO. If that ground continues shifting under the players feet, it can't be helping. The danger is we could find ourselves being the latest county sunk from Div 1 to be bemoaning the nonsense that is the current six-team top flight & no amount of bemoaning the structure will change the fact, should it come to that.
Guess I'm just frustrated that the game today got away from us having seemingly got ourselves into a position at half-time to get something out of it. Gah!