With respect Ogie, Emma Byrne shouldnt have been there against Laois.
She never trained with the panel, didnt know the girls names and didnt know what to do with the ball - kickouts etc. Given that it must be 10 years since she last played football, Id doubt she was even registered to a club.
That aside. I saw warning signs when the league started, signs of imobile players, poor technical ability and indeed some laziness. I was rubbished and told that this team was going to win this year, that they were the best Kildare team in a long time. That this player was great and that player was great......
Im not going to go into the nastys of it all, but there are some serious serious issues with players on that team. They have gone 3 years now without identifying and training a good young goalkeeper. THREE YEARS a senior intercounty team has had no goalkeeper?
I said earlier i nthe year that I feared for this team and I do so even more now. With no managers and a lot of the players from senior clubs now refusing to commit to the playoffs (choosing to concentrate on club championship - mar ya) There is the distinct possibility that Kildare will end up at Intermediate level.