The only problem is the leadership, i.e. key people in the county board and their seriously mistaken choice and continued support of a grossly incompetent manager (in fact incompetent is a compliment to him - he has hurt a lot of dedicated people). We have the players and money, we need real leadership, the most important person being the manager, to turn our riches into success. And I don’t mean being in the top 6. We have the capacity to win All Irelands. Just look at Cuala!
We have been lulled into a false analysis and image of our players by the appalling management of them. Looking at the micro failures of this season and blaming players for this and that is getting your nose too close to facts. When things are not going well around a player in a team we will never see his best. Just look at Kilkenny now. For the last 2 years the likes of Colin Fennelly and Padraig Walsh begin to look very ordinary when they don’t have a full set of outstanding players all around them playing at their best.
We are a long way from getting the best out of our players. If there was a hurling set-up that did this then the dual players would have a real choice.