Ballyhale Shamrocks Senior Hurling manager Henry Shefflin says it’s going to be a major challenge for the youngsters to regain momentum having not had a competition game since Christmas.
Speaking to KCLR ahead of tomorrow evening’s (Saturday) All-Ireland Club Semi-Final clash against Ballygunner of Waterford, Henry says the break after the Leinster Championship came at the wrong time.
He said “That is the challenge (momentum) and I said it last year when the Leinster campaign finished that I would have loved to have continued because they were playing very well, and they continued that form within the Under-21 club campaign so it is a challenge now because we have had a break”.
“We haven’t been playing as many matches and we are straight back into a high intensity up against a massive team in Ballygunner so they were constant week in week out, and their is nothing like those games to get you ready so I suppose that is a challenge for us”.
Henry said “Some of the lads have experienced that before (high intensity), but a lot of the newer players haven’t, but I suppose we are trying to guide them as best we can in training and get the intensity levels up in training and that’s what we have been trying to replicate”.