Saw him playing a Sigerson League game and he looks v strong, all I was getting at is physically I don’t think he has much more room to put size on without having negative effects on the rest of his game.Yupp and redrebel123
I'm not doubting Merritt's level of fitness but he certainly needs to be far more robust at inter-county level based on this years league campaign. With Killian O'Hanlon and Paul Walsh both out injured and Walsh returning and then getting red carded v Limerick Shane Merritt didn't figure, with both guys fully fit not to mind the defenders returning will Shane Merritt definitely make the 25?
C26 has answered your question to me really as Peter Cunningham is a player I would look at along with his fellow clubman and teamate Adam Hennessy, these two guys have serious energy and deserve the opportunity to see do they have what it takes at the top level. Colm O'Donovan of Newcestown is a player I'd look at for corner-back. There are loads of players good enough but are they committed to the cause such as Mark White and Sean Wilson who are 2 who come to mind.
You are spot on! Peter Cunningham was wing-back wearing No. 7 when St. Michaels defeated Nemo to win the Minor County Final in 2018. Adam Hennessy was Man of the Match and AFAIR didn't make the Cork minor panel. Robbie Cotter also played in attack and Alan Connolly was a sub.
Connolly was called and declined to opt in afaikAny word on Luke Connolly or Michael Hurley any 1 have the full panel?
Big mistake from Cleary to bring both back. Neither will offer anything, not even a short term fix.
Deane has done more on an Inter County pitch than these 2 combined and that's a fact. He won't be starting but will be good Squad player and is worth his place. Too many Armchair Generals here who won't be down the Pairc this Winter watching these players but are "experts" going on hearsay in the local pub. I put my trust in John Cleary .Big mistake from Cleary to bring both back. Neither will offer anything, not even a short term fix.
If Cleary wanted 2 guys at the peak of their powers who could give us some solidity for 3/4 years then he should have made the call to Sean White and Thomas Clancy. Madness.