Quaid hails players' work rate

May 22, 2019

Westmeath senior hurling manager Joe Quaid

Westmeath manager Joe Quaid believes that his players work rate blew Offaly away in the Joe McDonagh Cup clash at Cusack Park last Saturday.

The Lake County sent out a message to their rivals that they would once again be a force to be reckoned with this year after they recorded a 13-point win over their neighbours.

The Limerick native was impressed by his side’s work rate throughout the game, starting with the forwards who put in a huge shift.

“I would say that it was the work rate of our midfielders and our forwards tracking back that just made our job that bit easier in the backs,” Quaid told the Westmeath Examiner.

“I don’t think they were under massive pressure at the back, and I don’t think we coughed up a goal chance. That’s the kind of stuff we’ve been working on.”

He added: “They’re a serious talented bunch of lads. But so are the rest of the teams in it. This is only step one, it’s now put to bed and we’ll refocus for next week.”

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