You have no idea what you are talking about.
Apples and oranges again.
You need at least 6 weeks of putch training to be properly prelared for Senior IC football without priper pre-season. Bike work is general conditioning 1.01, field running is general conditioning 1.02, COD is general conditioning 1.03, light specific conditioning training then may involve drills with ball is specific 1.01, then mini games and agility games is specific 1.02 and full game would be 1.03.
At the absokute minimum each of those takes a week, usually 2. I know this didn’t and rarely happens once summer comes in Kerry.
Maher played 24 mins before playing Dublin.
And got absolutely by passed, being kind.
Its a massive weakness in kerry. They do not prepare as well as other sides. They have generic s&c programs (i gave evidence here before), they rush players back, they run beaches thinking its “toughening them up”, they put players in injury compromising positions all the time.
The bottom line is when Cian o neill was there they integrated condition with the game plan and training. When he left, and i think this was ego driven and a reaction to the credit CON got inside and outside the camp, they changed alot of things. Fitzmaurice brought in lads he could control more. I listen to peoples language, the words they use and the patterns of comment. The message clearly was “Cian O’Neill had very little to do with us winning”. Maybe it was meant as a softening tactic as players were disappointed he was going, but it was a screen to mask either way.
He has been pummelled tactically a number of times now.
Like Jack O’Connor had Declan o’Sui an out on the field Fitzmauruce does not have that. His man was Mark O’Connor. And he is gone. Ultimately he was manager in 2014, so deservedly he gets the credit as he put it all together. But i think he has been cruelly exposed as not open minded enough since then. His decision to bring in liam hassett was mental apparently. I had no idea what he was like but my Listowel friends said it was a mad call, a local manager had over looked Liam for their Emmetts team. He was not up to it
Gavin and Rochford trust their men around him. Fitzmaurice clearly has trust issues