"It's made getting back together all the more enjoyable and pleasurable"

October 20, 2020

Limerick manager John Kiely. ©INPHO/Lorraine O'Sullivan.

Limerick manager John Kiely says his players have enjoyed the stint with their clubs ahead over the past couple of months.

The Shannonsiders return to competitive action for the first time in seven months this Sunday when they take on Clare in the quarter-finals of the Munster senior hurling championship.

Speaking on his side’s preparations for the Semple Stadium clash, Kiely revealed that players weren’t asked to come back into the set-up until their club duties were complete.

"They really enjoyed that, they appreciated the time with their clubs," the All-Ireland winning boss is quoted saying by GAA.ie.

"We didn’t ask them to come back until after they were finished in their entirety so the lads that got to the finals didn’t come back until the finals were over and we don’t regret that decision.

"That was a really good decision on our part and I think the players really appreciated it. It’s made getting back together all the more enjoyable and pleasurable.

"We’re enjoying the lovely autumnal evenings, the lovely freshness in the air and there’s been a few great evenings and we’re very, very happy to just get out on the field and hurl with a bit of ball, work hard and look forward, please God, to a couple of good games in the weeks ahead and seeing those jerseys on all the county teams back on the pitch again in the weeks ahead."

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