This is going to become the norm rather than the exception. IC managers have lost the run of themselves and the two we have at the helm are as bad as any.
What we’re going to be left with is teams full of the most “committed” players rather than the best players. This is already the case in lots of counties.
What I never understand is why when a player walks away from a panel the spin on it is always “he didn’t have the commitment to play intercounty” rather than actually looking at the ridiculous and unnecessary commitment he was being asked to make.
Over 20 training sessions in December. Fucking December? Good luck