When Henry Shefflin thinks about Saturday’s All-Irish SHC quarterfinal with Thurles’ Cork, the iconic line of American rapper Eminem comes to mind. Will the real goalway stand up?
This is a fascinating excerpt from Henry’s autobiography, to visit the late Br Damien Brennan after Kilkenny’s last defeat of the shocking Leinster to Goalway in 2012, and to bring him back to his previous height. Explains in detail the mental effort required for.
He wondered if his best days of black and amber were behind him, but behold, later dragged them through the second half of the All Irish Finals painted that year, and finally It was Henry who ended up as the third Harler of the Year.
Henry was willing to be the best of any length, and it is not yet known if that victorious idea was planted in the goalway. Everyone knows how Henry responded to his defeat as a player, but how does his control respond to adversity?
He can lead the horses to the water, but not let them drink. Henry would rely on the level of training and expertise his players have accumulated over the last few weeks, but that’s now over for them.
As a player, I always knew how to react when I was in their position, but when I was part of the management team, you were powerless as a bystander. I think he’s worried about how his army will react, will they shrink or soar?
He doesn’t want repeated hints from last year when there was a tough word after Renster’s last no-show and a disastrous first half display against Waterford followed a lame performance against Dublin. Their summer.
He would wonder if there are still scars from last year without worrying about two weeks ago. The absence of a leader for Kilkenny is another concern. So many players threw towels near the end, and the goalway just needs to stand up.
Their forward will have to press the destroy button tomorrow. The staff is there, but when the chips are actually down, you need more from Cathal Mannion, Brian Concannon, Joseph Cooney, Conor Cooney and more.
Does Henry stick to Manion in a free role? If so, Neil O’Leary is confident that he will follow him wherever he goes, as Mikey Butler was in the Leinster final, as he had succeeded with Austin Gleason and Tony Kelly in the past. I can do it.
Will Jason Flynn start? Where did Evan Niland go? Is there another talent opportunity like Donal O’Shea? Brian Cody has been messing around after his defeat, and will his star students behave in the same way while the absence of experienced hands like Neil Burke and Adrian Tohei is now feeling terrible. It would be interesting to see if.
The story of this season is that Münster is much more powerful than Leinster, with three sides of Münster appearing in the All-Ireland Semifinals, a dangerous idea for Cork and Claire.
Cork is in a great position after installing a turbo against Antrim in the second half, and Keeran Kingston shines on how his forwards are humming, especially the older politicians Connor Lehein and Shamas Harnedy. You will be pleased with the shape.
The task of marking Connor Weeran is enormous for Cork, and it will certainly result in either Rob Downey or Damian Kahalane. If the duel wins or even halves, they will be on track to the last four.
The rebels were shivering to play Limerick again six weeks ago, but are now keen to correct some mistakes. The only way to reach the treaty is to let it pass through the tribesmen first, and they should just shade it.
The second game could be another cracker where Claire and Wexford seem inevitable to each other. The banner looks like Wexford’s Kryptonite, and Brian Rohan’s men won the last two meetings.
He doesn’t have to remember last summer’s clash. There all the slow starts have brought Wexford back, but it’s huge to know that Peter Duggan and Rory Hayes are available and will be featured early on.
The side show is sandwiched between buds, but the disciplinary action really needs to be seen. And if John Keenan was told for the display of his brilliant referee in Münster’s decision-maker, the system is really completely broken.
Claire has taken another level since last year, but this is still a dangerous outlook. Everyone is talking about another meeting with Limerick, but there is a lot of herring to be performed before that, and Rohan doesn’t want Claire to fall into the same trap that my county Waterford did. right.
Darag Eagan feels that Wexford is supposed to bring victory and luck to Claire and is not afraid to lower the banner. Why shouldn’t they dream of making their first All-Ireland final since they went all the way in 1996, as they are on the side of the draw without Limerick?
Wexicans arrive in good health after a series of victories, and in the form of Li Qin and Rory O’Connor shimmering, they have everything to play with.
But reducing Tony Kelly’s influence is almost impossible in his appearance. He really hurt Wexford at a recent meeting, but Damien Reck is the guy at the job and keeping him at 3-4 points is his best.
The role of the Diarmuid O’Keeffe sweeper is crucial in denying the chance for Duggan and Co to score goals that could make this contest a success or failure. On the other hand, using it in the role of exchanging Chin from midfield to full forward raises serious questions for Claire.
Rohan actually built the right panel to watch Claire head for July. And with the story of Aidan McCarthy’s return on the horizon, Banner finishes his job and sets an appetizing semi-final date with the cat.