Carlow sharp-shooter Marty Kavanagh believes that it will be difficult to prepare in an efficient manner for the 2021 inter-county season.
The St. Mullins’ clubman has highlighted how collective training being pushed back until the end of January at the earliest will not be helpful for anyone involved with the Carlow senior hurling team.
“There’s not much time to get hard training sessions in when you’re playing in the league and the championship, so now is usually the time when the hard work is done,” said Kavanagh who was Carlow’s top scorer in the 2020 Joe McDonagh Cup.
The Carlow forward also spoke about the importance of each individual doing their own work while the Level 5 restrictions remain in place.
“It was no great surprise that training was pushed back. We have to keep tipping away ourselves.”
The man known as ‘Mouse’ outlined Carlow’s aim for the 2021 campaign.
“We’re in Division 2 of the league and we’re also in the Joe McDonagh Cup. We’re in both of them to win them and we’d be disappointed if we didn’t.”
He went on to say that “last year was disappointing and we want to write those wrongs.”
Kavanagh emphasised the importance of remaining patient as the County Board go in search of a replacement for former manager Colm Bonnar.
“It will be exciting to see who gets it, but the County Board are taking their time and they’re right because it’s important that they make a good appointment.”