Donal Og staying involved
19 June 2012
Cork's Donal Og Cusack lies injured during the NHL semi fianl against Tipperary at Semple Stadium
Donal Og Cusack remains involved with the Cork hurlers as a goalkeeping coach.
Though the Rebel County captain has been ruled out for the year by a ruptured Achilles, he is still close to the action:
"A couple of weeks after I got hurt, Jimmy [Barry-Murphy] came down to me and asked if I would get involved in the coaching side of things," he reveals in The Examiner.
"I work now for Jimmy and Ger [Cunningham] and do whatever I'm told to do. That's the atmosphere Jimmy created.
"It's not just goalkeeping; it's any part of it. Ger might say to me: 'I want you to take this bit tonight'. That's the journey I'm on now."
The veteran netminder also believes current Cork custodian Martin Coleman can bounce back from the disappointment of the league final when the Rebels cross swords with Tipperary this weekend:
"It was a disappointing day to lose in the manner that we did. But Marty Coleman is a very experienced goalkeeper. He's been top class for Ballinhassig and Cork the last number of years.
"I couldn't say enough about that man and how he approaches the game, the way he lives his life on and off the pitch. Marty didn't have a great day that day but he's strong and knows he has to get back up on the horse."