I guess there are two ways of looking at whats there now:
- The shell for a former AI contended team
- The start of a future AI contender team
I think in 2-3 years we will see these current lads bulldozing the top tier teams. There is serious talent in that squad albeit in raw form right now.
For this match i doubt we will come away with a win. Big occasion, big pitch and a big change in level to what lads have experienced before. It would have suited us better to be in parnell I’d say.