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Brendan Furlong: Has concentration on hurling resulted in better standard?

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Brendan Furlong

Brendan Furlong

Brendan Furlong

Players and managers may be anxious for supporters to come back, but they will still be forced to play out their crucial final round group games with a 200 limit in place, and it’s likely to remain that way for the foreseeable future.

Despite the lack of a support base, credit must go to the players who have managed to maintain their motivation levels. Over the opening two rounds of hurling action we have been served up a standard of play not witnessed in the county for many years.

With the lack of an audience, it’s difficult to have the same enjoyment. It must be hard for players to play in empty grounds, so one can understand why so many of them have expressed the hope that