Cork manager John Meyler said that the Rebels don’t have much hurling under their belt at this point of the season.
Cork were sloppy at times throughout Saturday night’s victory over Clare. Nonetheless, they showed fight to work their way back into the tie and to ultimately take the spoils in a 1-20 to 0-20 win.
“That’s what we were looking for against Clare,” said Meyler. “I was looking for a performance, I was looking for a bit more honesty than the last game against Wexford, and we got that tonight.
“We’ve absolutely no hurling done in training.”
Meyler says Cork have plenty of room to improve
“In the first half we were a little bit all over the place. Our hurling wasn’t crisp enough, wasn’t sharp enough and we were lucky to stay in the game.
“We’ve absolutely no hurling done in training. We’ll work on that. We’ll improve on that going forward. Next Sunday against Limerick is going to be difficult but we’re looking forward to it.
“Because of the weather we haven’t done much match hurling in our training sessions.”
Doug Howlett in Cork hurling dugout
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Meyler was satisfied with the result, as the Rebels continue to work towards the summer. While they are operating without their full complement right now, given UCC’s progression to the Fitzgibbon Cup final, there is a focus on building squad depth.
“The Fitzgibbon guys are to come back after next weekend, and it’s great to see them in the final with UCC, so many Cork players,” explained Meyler. “The Fitzgibbon final next Saturday is going to take about 10 guys between the two Mary I fellas and eight UCC players. We won’t have them so that’s it. We won’t have Fitzy (Darragh Fitzgibbon) for a while because he does need a break so that’s it really.”
Next up is a meeting with Limerick in the Gaelic Grounds, as the Munster neighbours renew their rivalry.
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