"Training is going to be hard but he said it's going to be a lot of fun"

December 01, 2022

Waterford's Austin Gleeson takes a sideline cut ©INPHO/Laszlo Geczo

Waterford star Austin Gleeson says he is looking forward to working under new manager Davy Fitzgerald as the latter gets set for his second spell in the Deise County.

Fitzgerald was confirmed as Liam Cahill’s successor in August and has since added Tipperary great Eoin Kelly to his backroom team.

Speaking to RTE Sport, Gleeson said that while there has been minimal contact with Fitzgerald so far, he knows that a massive effort will be put in once the squad returns to full training.

"Training is going to be hard but he said it's going to be a lot of fun," the Mount Sion man stated.

"The days we're not training, or in the gym, we've to relax and zone out of hurling. That's something that maybe a few of us have struggled with over the last few years; in our days off we're still hurling focused.

"The big thing is to get out of that focus and concentrate on something else. They're the two key messages; have the fun as well as the hardship, but also zone out as much as we can."


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