O'Neill: we haven't been able to generate momentum

May 08, 2019

Kildare manager Cian O'Neill. ©INPHO/Ken Sutton.

Kildare manager Cian O’Neill admits that it has been a frustrating time trying to prepare the side for the Leinster SFC.

Players being unavailable through injury and other reasons has meant that the Lilywhites have had nowhere near their strongest squad out to date.

This Saturday, they begin their Leinster SFC campaign with a clash against Wicklow at Netwatch Cullen park and O’Neill admitted to the Leinster Leader that they will be taking nothing for granted.

“The biggest disappointment so far is that we haven’t be able to generate momentum with consistency of selection with two All-Star nominees Daniel Flynn and Paul Cribbin not available for the most part,” said O’Neill.

“Add in Niall Flynn travelling and key injuries to Ben McCormack, Kevin Flynn and David Slattery and it has been tough.”

O’Neill concluded by stating that he is in no doubt that Wicklow manager John Evans will have his side ready for a battle.

“He always gets the best out of his players from a working point of view so we need to be ready for that and its our job as a management team to make sure the players are in a position to do that.

“Losing doesn’t even come into our mindset, all we can focus on is what we can bring to Cullen Park on Saturday and its not about any ifs, buts or maybes as we focus on ourselves.”

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