Pretty much my exact memory and opinion of him and I even have some of the programmes to back this up since according to Red and Blue he never had a proper run and I never saw him anyway.The way people go on about Dalton here you'd think he'll be the second coming of Ring.
I'd love to see him progress and wish him luck but on the evidence we have:
He's a standout player at Senior A level for O'Neils and has performed well on a very good Imokily team.
At Inter-co level I remember him playing on the team when Myler was over them - played with Darragh Fitz - won in Waterford (scored a nice pen. to win it), I think he got sent off in the next round against Limk. where Cork lost. - I do remember that he had a quite game.
Senior InterCo. - at championship level - he played very well against Dublin in the 2020 championship, and was playing well against Tipp but had to come off injured on 50mins?
Then on top of that I remember a couple of cameos, scored against Limk. in 2019 from under the stand - and scored a similar point last year against KK.
I can't recall how he's gone in league games
To my mind he's never performed consistently as well as say even an Alan Connoly at Senior level - he seems to be injury prone, and he lacks a bit of pace.
On the plus side - he's accurate, he's big - but I doubt he'd be a consistent puc out target, and he works hard.
Different style, different manager, young man with talent. Let's hope it works out for him but the bullshit that was thrown at Kingston and his team as if they were deliberately sidelining the greatest thing since the slice pan was pure bollox. Kingston was entitled to chose the team he saw fit to chose. Its more about the zealots on here demanding one style above all.
Unlike Hank I feel the new management team will get plenty of latitude on here because they will be seen as returning to the 'Cork' style of the 70s and 80s etc and once that is done mediocrity will be accepted.