Opinion Off the Ball

Friday 28 April 2017

Great players just need understanding and a canvas

Alan Cadogan, Cork
Alan Cadogan, Cork

Diarmuid Lyng

There's something about great players. They don't ask for permission. They aren't caught slipping in the side door, anxious not to offend anyone by their presence.

For most, there's real fear in a debut. It's the ultimate question. You can possess every skill there is, have all the medals that ever were, but ultimately, how you will react to the big league, when everything is harder, faster, stronger, is an unknown.

And the unknown induces a fear in almost all of us.

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