He is a different man.
- Sullys role has changed and is now a mentoring one. Much more suited to that than actual coaching.
- Keegan has done a wonderous job with this bunch. The turn around in mentality is immense
- Cahalane was left completely exposed the last few years. Any full back exposed like he was would suffer.
- Ellis is playing all the time. He makes everyone around him better. Turning, slowly though, into a Seanie McMahon type. Probably needs even more confidence. Ellis improves DC more than anyone else.
Both corner backs for Cork made poor mistakes and mixed the good with the awful. So thats an area teams may exploit. Galway would anyway, KK and Tipp most likely too.
Lot of talk about new lads, but its the recalibration in a relatively short space of time of both his management team and players there a ling time is most impressive from Kingston. I believe myself and @TheUlteriorMotive questioned his ruthlessness or ability to make hard decisions, well we got our answer. The adjusting if the manageme t team with some of the egos involved is a crafty bit of work. Myler is a huge addition also.
Joyce is a different man this year.
Ellis is like getting a new player.
Horgan is way lighter, way faster and playing a more balanced game.
Lehane is on fucking fire. Keegan has had a huge influence here. Thats very very obvious.
Harnedy is fit and fresh.
So lads they had but weren't right are all vastly improved. That was more apparent today.
Fitzgibbon a huge addition also.
Coleman is heading to an all Star and YPOTY, he has taken to it like a duck to water.
The other young lads will be a bit more inconsistant for a while.