Cunningham pleased by response

February 06, 2019

Roscommon manager Anthony Cunningham. ©INPHO/Evan Logan.

Roscommon manager Anthony Cunningham believes his players are starting to get the rewards for the hard work they are putting in at training.

The Rossies caused something of a surprise at the weekend by defeating a Monaghan side who beat Dublin a week earlier.

This was an impressive performance by Cunningham’s charges, despite the fact that they are still missing a number of players from last year.

Cunningham revealed to the Roscommon Herald that the players were doing huge work in training, but he did add that they need more of their experienced campaigners back in the fold.

“There’s great work going on in the background with Iain Daly, Mark Dowd and Noel Flynn, our strength and conditioning coach and the backroom team,” said Cunningham.

“But the guys are responding. We wouldn’t be doing all this work if we weren’t getting a response.

“We do need to see more players as well, and there’s a couple of players to come in. They’ll be pushing hard for starting places in the second half of the league.

“It was good to see Conor Devanney coming back in. You need a very big panel. You saw the attrition out there. There were a lot of very heavy hits. But it’s competitive with a young team and it’s a great experience for them.”

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