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Ross boss feels team is moving in right direction

September 20th, 2015 3:02 PM

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Satisfied: Micheál O'Sullivan.

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BY NOEL HORGAN

WHILE obviously satisfied with the performance, Carbery Rangers boss Micheál O’Sullivan was quick to put a lid on expectation levels following the comprehensive win over Duhallow at Páirc Uí Rinn last Sunday.

At the same time, he accepts that everything is going according to plan at the moment, and that the players are hell-bent on getting back to a county final.

‘We feel we left the title behind us to a certain extent last year, having had a big lead early on against Ballincollig, and letting it go by not performing in the second half,’ O’Sullivan said.

‘I’d be hoping last year’s disappointment has given us a bit of appetite to get back to the county final again.

‘We have made another step in the right direction today, but you couldn’t take too much from this into the Nemo game, to be honest,’ he said.

O’Sullivan revealed he didn’t expect to have it so easy against Duhallow, stressing that it’s going to a much sterner test for his charges in the semi-final.

‘Nemo are probably favourites to win the county, but we’ll just go out with the right attitude and hope that things work out for us,’ O’Sulivan said.

‘The players are moving very well at the moment, and we have everyone fit, which is a big help.

‘When we lost to Valley Rovers in the first round, we were missing John O’Rourke and Kevin McMahon, and it’s never easy for a club side to cope in the absence of a couple of key players.

‘They were both in great form (against Duhallow), but you’d expect that from current and former inter-county players.

‘John O’Rourke was excellent, especially in the first half when he got the scores we needed to take the pressure off.

‘McMahon has had a few bad injuries in recent times, but he’s a year injury-free now, he’s getting fitter, and you could see it’s starting to tell.’

O’Sullivan said he wasn’t entirely happy with Carbery Rangers’ second-half performance, although he agreed it’s always difficult to remain focused when the deal seems done and dusted at half time.

‘We said to the lads that if Duhallow were going to come back at us it would be in the first ten minutes after half time, so we tried to keep the work-rate up in that period,’ O’Sullivan said.

‘Still, we probably left Duhallow in for a few scores easier than we should have, and I thought the goal was very poorly conceded.

‘It gives us something to work on ahead of the semi-final, and we have a few weeks to do that, but it’s going to take a massive effort to make further progress and get the opportunity to put right what happened in last year’s final.’

BY NOEL HORGAN

WHILE obviously satisfied with the performance, Carbery Rangers boss Micheál O’Sullivan was quick to put a lid on expectation levels following the comprehensive win over Duhallow at Páirc Uí Rinn last Sunday.

At the same time, he accepts that everything is going according to plan at the moment, and that the players are hell-bent on getting back to a county final.

‘We feel we left the title behind us to a certain extent last year, having had a big lead early on against Ballincollig, and letting it go by not performing in the second half,’ O’Sullivan said.

‘I’d be hoping last year’s disappointment has given us a bit of appetite to get back to the county final again.

‘We have made another step in the right direction today, but you couldn’t take too much from this into the Nemo game, to be honest,’ he said.

O’Sullivan revealed he didn’t expect to have it so easy against Duhallow, stressing that it’s going to a much sterner test for his charges in the semi-final.

‘Nemo are probably favourites to win the county, but we’ll just go out with the right attitude and hope that things work out for us,’ O’Sulivan said.

‘The players are moving very well at the moment, and we have everyone fit, which is a big help.

‘When we lost to Valley Rovers in the first round, we were missing John O’Rourke and Kevin McMahon, and it’s never easy for a club side to cope in the absence of a couple of key players.

‘They were both in great form (against Duhallow), but you’d expect that from current and former inter-county players.

‘John O’Rourke was excellent, especially in the first half when he got the scores we needed to take the pressure off.

‘McMahon has had a few bad injuries in recent times, but he’s a year injury-free now, he’s getting fitter, and you could see it’s starting to tell.’

O’Sullivan said he wasn’t entirely happy with Carbery Rangers’ second-half performance, although he agreed it’s always difficult to remain focused when the deal seems done and dusted at half time.

‘We said to the lads that if Duhallow were going to come back at us it would be in the first ten minutes after half time, so we tried to keep the work-rate up in that period,’ O’Sullivan said.

‘Still, we probably left Duhallow in for a few scores easier than we should have, and I thought the goal was very poorly conceded.

‘It gives us something to work on ahead of the semi-final, and we have a few weeks to do that, but it’s going to take a massive effort to make further progress and get the opportunity to put right what happened in last year’s final.’

BY NOEL HORGAN

WHILE obviously satisfied with the performance, Carbery Rangers boss Micheál O’Sullivan was quick to put a lid on expectation levels following the comprehensive win over Duhallow at Páirc Uí Rinn last Sunday.

At the same time, he accepts that everything is going according to plan at the moment, and that the players are hell-bent on getting back to a county final.

‘We feel we left the title behind us to a certain extent last year, having had a big lead early on against Ballincollig, and letting it go by not performing in the second half,’ O’Sullivan said.

‘I’d be hoping last year’s disappointment has given us a bit of appetite to get back to the county final again.

‘We have made another step in the right direction today, but you couldn’t take too much from this into the Nemo game, to be honest,’ he said.

O’Sullivan revealed he didn’t expect to have it so easy against Duhallow, stressing that it’s going to a much sterner test for his charges in the semi-final.

‘Nemo are probably favourites to win the county, but we’ll just go out with the right attitude and hope that things work out for us,’ O’Sulivan said.

‘The players are moving very well at the moment, and we have everyone fit, which is a big help.

‘When we lost to Valley Rovers in the first round, we were missing John O’Rourke and Kevin McMahon, and it’s never easy for a club side to cope in the absence of a couple of key players.

‘They were both in great form (against Duhallow), but you’d expect that from current and former inter-county players.

‘John O’Rourke was excellent, especially in the first half when he got the scores we needed to take the pressure off.

‘McMahon has had a few bad injuries in recent times, but he’s a year injury-free now, he’s getting fitter, and you could see it’s starting to tell.’

O’Sullivan said he wasn’t entirely happy with Carbery Rangers’ second-half performance, although he agreed it’s always difficult to remain focused when the deal seems done and dusted at half time.

‘We said to the lads that if Duhallow were going to come back at us it would be in the first ten minutes after half time, so we tried to keep the work-rate up in that period,’ O’Sullivan said.

‘Still, we probably left Duhallow in for a few scores easier than we should have, and I thought the goal was very poorly conceded.

‘It gives us something to work on ahead of the semi-final, and we have a few weeks to do that, but it’s going to take a massive effort to make further progress and get the opportunity to put right what happened in last year’s final.’

BY NOEL HORGAN

WHILE obviously satisfied with the performance, Carbery Rangers boss Micheál O’Sullivan was quick to put a lid on expectation levels following the comprehensive win over Duhallow at Páirc Uí Rinn last Sunday.

At the same time, he accepts that everything is going according to plan at the moment, and that the players are hell-bent on getting back to a county final.

‘We feel we left the title behind us to a certain extent last year, having had a big lead early on against Ballincollig, and letting it go by not performing in the second half,’ O’Sullivan said.

‘I’d be hoping last year’s disappointment has given us a bit of appetite to get back to the county final again.

‘We have made another step in the right direction today, but you couldn’t take too much from this into the Nemo game, to be honest,’ he said.

O’Sullivan revealed he didn’t expect to have it so easy against Duhallow, stressing that it’s going to a much sterner test for his charges in the semi-final.

‘Nemo are probably favourites to win the county, but we’ll just go out with the right attitude and hope that things work out for us,’ O’Sulivan said.

‘The players are moving very well at the moment, and we have everyone fit, which is a big help.

‘When we lost to Valley Rovers in the first round, we were missing John O’Rourke and Kevin McMahon, and it’s never easy for a club side to cope in the absence of a couple of key players.

‘They were both in great form (against Duhallow), but you’d expect that from current and former inter-county players.

‘John O’Rourke was excellent, especially in the first half when he got the scores we needed to take the pressure off.

‘McMahon has had a few bad injuries in recent times, but he’s a year injury-free now, he’s getting fitter, and you could see it’s starting to tell.’

O’Sullivan said he wasn’t entirely happy with Carbery Rangers’ second-half performance, although he agreed it’s always difficult to remain focused when the deal seems done and dusted at half time.

‘We said to the lads that if Duhallow were going to come back at us it would be in the first ten minutes after half time, so we tried to keep the work-rate up in that period,’ O’Sullivan said.

‘Still, we probably left Duhallow in for a few scores easier than we should have, and I thought the goal was very poorly conceded.

‘It gives us something to work on ahead of the semi-final, and we have a few weeks to do that, but it’s going to take a massive effort to make further progress and get the opportunity to put right what happened in last year’s final.’

BY NOEL HORGAN

WHILE obviously satisfied with the performance, Carbery Rangers boss Micheál O’Sullivan was quick to put a lid on expectation levels following the comprehensive win over Duhallow at Páirc Uí Rinn last Sunday.

At the same time, he accepts that everything is going according to plan at the moment, and that the players are hell-bent on getting back to a county final.

‘We feel we left the title behind us to a certain extent last year, having had a big lead early on against Ballincollig, and letting it go by not performing in the second half,’ O’Sullivan said.

‘I’d be hoping last year’s disappointment has given us a bit of appetite to get back to the county final again.

‘We have made another step in the right direction today, but you couldn’t take too much from this into the Nemo game, to be honest,’ he said.

O’Sullivan revealed he didn’t expect to have it so easy against Duhallow, stressing that it’s going to a much sterner test for his charges in the semi-final.

‘Nemo are probably favourites to win the county, but we’ll just go out with the right attitude and hope that things work out for us,’ O’Sulivan said.

‘The players are moving very well at the moment, and we have everyone fit, which is a big help.

‘When we lost to Valley Rovers in the first round, we were missing John O’Rourke and Kevin McMahon, and it’s never easy for a club side to cope in the absence of a couple of key players.

‘They were both in great form (against Duhallow), but you’d expect that from current and former inter-county players.

‘John O’Rourke was excellent, especially in the first half when he got the scores we needed to take the pressure off.

‘McMahon has had a few bad injuries in recent times, but he’s a year injury-free now, he’s getting fitter, and you could see it’s starting to tell.’

O’Sullivan said he wasn’t entirely happy with Carbery Rangers’ second-half performance, although he agreed it’s always difficult to remain focused when the deal seems done and dusted at half time.

‘We said to the lads that if Duhallow were going to come back at us it would be in the first ten minutes after half time, so we tried to keep the work-rate up in that period,’ O’Sullivan said.

‘Still, we probably left Duhallow in for a few scores easier than we should have, and I thought the goal was very poorly conceded.

‘It gives us something to work on ahead of the semi-final, and we have a few weeks to do that, but it’s going to take a massive effort to make further progress and get the opportunity to put right what happened in last year’s final.’

BY NOEL HORGAN

WHILE obviously satisfied with the performance, Carbery Rangers boss Micheál O’Sullivan was quick to put a lid on expectation levels following the comprehensive win over Duhallow at Páirc Uí Rinn last Sunday.

At the same time, he accepts that everything is going according to plan at the moment, and that the players are hell-bent on getting back to a county final.

‘We feel we left the title behind us to a certain extent last year, having had a big lead early on against Ballincollig, and letting it go by not performing in the second half,’ O’Sullivan said.

‘I’d be hoping last year’s disappointment has given us a bit of appetite to get back to the county final again.

‘We have made another step in the right direction today, but you couldn’t take too much from this into the Nemo game, to be honest,’ he said.

O’Sullivan revealed he didn’t expect to have it so easy against Duhallow, stressing that it’s going to a much sterner test for his charges in the semi-final.

‘Nemo are probably favourites to win the county, but we’ll just go out with the right attitude and hope that things work out for us,’ O’Sulivan said.

‘The players are moving very well at the moment, and we have everyone fit, which is a big help.

‘When we lost to Valley Rovers in the first round, we were missing John O’Rourke and Kevin McMahon, and it’s never easy for a club side to cope in the absence of a couple of key players.

‘They were both in great form (against Duhallow), but you’d expect that from current and former inter-county players.

‘John O’Rourke was excellent, especially in the first half when he got the scores we needed to take the pressure off.

‘McMahon has had a few bad injuries in recent times, but he’s a year injury-free now, he’s getting fitter, and you could see it’s starting to tell.’

O’Sullivan said he wasn’t entirely happy with Carbery Rangers’ second-half performance, although he agreed it’s always difficult to remain focused when the deal seems done and dusted at half time.

‘We said to the lads that if Duhallow were going to come back at us it would be in the first ten minutes after half time, so we tried to keep the work-rate up in that period,’ O’Sullivan said.

‘Still, we probably left Duhallow in for a few scores easier than we should have, and I thought the goal was very poorly conceded.

‘It gives us something to work on ahead of the semi-final, and we have a few weeks to do that, but it’s going to take a massive effort to make further progress and get the opportunity to put right what happened in last year’s final.’

BY NOEL HORGAN

WHILE obviously satisfied with the performance, Carbery Rangers boss Micheál O’Sullivan was quick to put a lid on expectation levels following the comprehensive win over Duhallow at Páirc Uí Rinn last Sunday.

At the same time, he accepts that everything is going according to plan at the moment, and that the players are hell-bent on getting back to a county final.

‘We feel we left the title behind us to a certain extent last year, having had a big lead early on against Ballincollig, and letting it go by not performing in the second half,’ O’Sullivan said.

‘I’d be hoping last year’s disappointment has given us a bit of appetite to get back to the county final again.

‘We have made another step in the right direction today, but you couldn’t take too much from this into the Nemo game, to be honest,’ he said.

O’Sullivan revealed he didn’t expect to have it so easy against Duhallow, stressing that it’s going to a much sterner test for his charges in the semi-final.

‘Nemo are probably favourites to win the county, but we’ll just go out with the right attitude and hope that things work out for us,’ O’Sulivan said.

‘The players are moving very well at the moment, and we have everyone fit, which is a big help.

‘When we lost to Valley Rovers in the first round, we were missing John O’Rourke and Kevin McMahon, and it’s never easy for a club side to cope in the absence of a couple of key players.

‘They were both in great form (against Duhallow), but you’d expect that from current and former inter-county players.

‘John O’Rourke was excellent, especially in the first half when he got the scores we needed to take the pressure off.

‘McMahon has had a few bad injuries in recent times, but he’s a year injury-free now, he’s getting fitter, and you could see it’s starting to tell.’

O’Sullivan said he wasn’t entirely happy with Carbery Rangers’ second-half performance, although he agreed it’s always difficult to remain focused when the deal seems done and dusted at half time.

‘We said to the lads that if Duhallow were going to come back at us it would be in the first ten minutes after half time, so we tried to keep the work-rate up in that period,’ O’Sullivan said.

‘Still, we probably left Duhallow in for a few scores easier than we should have, and I thought the goal was very poorly conceded.

‘It gives us something to work on ahead of the semi-final, and we have a few weeks to do that, but it’s going to take a massive effort to make further progress and get the opportunity to put right what happened in last year’s final.’

BY NOEL HORGAN

WHILE obviously satisfied with the performance, Carbery Rangers boss Micheál O’Sullivan was quick to put a lid on expectation levels following the comprehensive win over Duhallow at Páirc Uí Rinn last Sunday.

At the same time, he accepts that everything is going according to plan at the moment, and that the players are hell-bent on getting back to a county final.

‘We feel we left the title behind us to a certain extent last year, having had a big lead early on against Ballincollig, and letting it go by not performing in the second half,’ O’Sullivan said.

‘I’d be hoping last year’s disappointment has given us a bit of appetite to get back to the county final again.

‘We have made another step in the right direction today, but you couldn’t take too much from this into the Nemo game, to be honest,’ he said.

O’Sullivan revealed he didn’t expect to have it so easy against Duhallow, stressing that it’s going to a much sterner test for his charges in the semi-final.

‘Nemo are probably favourites to win the county, but we’ll just go out with the right attitude and hope that things work out for us,’ O’Sulivan said.

‘The players are moving very well at the moment, and we have everyone fit, which is a big help.

‘When we lost to Valley Rovers in the first round, we were missing John O’Rourke and Kevin McMahon, and it’s never easy for a club side to cope in the absence of a couple of key players.

‘They were both in great form (against Duhallow), but you’d expect that from current and former inter-county players.

‘John O’Rourke was excellent, especially in the first half when he got the scores we needed to take the pressure off.

‘McMahon has had a few bad injuries in recent times, but he’s a year injury-free now, he’s getting fitter, and you could see it’s starting to tell.’

O’Sullivan said he wasn’t entirely happy with Carbery Rangers’ second-half performance, although he agreed it’s always difficult to remain focused when the deal seems done and dusted at half time.

‘We said to the lads that if Duhallow were going to come back at us it would be in the first ten minutes after half time, so we tried to keep the work-rate up in that period,’ O’Sullivan said.

‘Still, we probably left Duhallow in for a few scores easier than we should have, and I thought the goal was very poorly conceded.

‘It gives us something to work on ahead of the semi-final, and we have a few weeks to do that, but it’s going to take a massive effort to make further progress and get the opportunity to put right what happened in last year’s final.’

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