Carlow senior hurler Paul Coady says that Colm Bonnar getting the best out of players that previous managers were unable to do has made such a huge difference.
Speaking to KCLR ahead of Saturday evening’s clash at home to Limerick, Paul says there is a great unity within the county setup.
“Colm has that top level experience and he is getting the best out of us”, says Coady.
“The best out of us is improving our discipline and getting a game plan that works for us. He’s getting the best out of lads that (previous managers) may not have been getting the best out of lads previously.”
“He is very professional with everything that he is doing and there is a great unity there at the moment with Carlow and the county team.” Listen to the interview in full below.
When it comes to parish and club rivalry spilling over into the county setup, Coady is dismissive.
“I think that club rivalry is gone now. I don’t think it’s an issue, it’s not an issue with this group of players. In the past it may have been an issue and a bit of soreness in house, but that’s gone and everyone is buying into it.”
It’s the first time Carlow and Limerick have met in championship hurling. The sides met twice previously in the National Hurling League, at Netwatch Cullen Park in 2011 and at the Gaelic Grounds in 2013. On both occasions, Limerick came out on top.
With the Joe McDonagh Cup heading for the shelf in Netwatch Cullen Park, can Carlow’s senior hurlers go one better and book a place in this year’s All-Ireland senior hurling quarter finals? We’ll find out from 7pm this Saturday evening.
The game won’t be televised, but we’ll have full coverage on air, online and in app to make sure you don’t miss a single puck of the ball, all with thanks to the Step House Hotel, Borris.