Wednesday 18 October 2017

O'Sullivan slams Kerry attitude

Donnchadh Boyle

Donnchadh Boyle

Munster team manager Ger O'Sullivan has expressed his "disappointment" at the lack of support the provincial football side has received from Kerry.

The province trained in Mallow last night and will finalise their panel for Sunday's clash with Leinster today, but O'Sullivan -- also a Cork selector -- expects to include just one or two players from the Kingdom.

"Well we did (try to get more Kerry players) but it was down to different reasons. I know they have some injuries and for one reason or another, they just don't seem to be interested," said O'Sullivan.

"It disappoints me that one of the top counties wouldn't give it more support. I think the players would like to play, but they have training scheduled and laid on for this week, and I suppose Jack (O'Connor) is not involved with Munster and wants his players."

And O'Sullivan believes the series should be given a permanent slot in the calendar for three years to ascertain the true extent of the public's interest.

"The current window probably isn't suitable," he said. "If not St Patrick's Day, then somewhere close. Have a week of GAA activities and tie it in with the clubs and give it a permanent spot on the calendar for three years."

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