Monday 22 January 2018

Bosses urge Sigerson rejig

THE managers of both the Cavan and Galway U-21 teams agree that rescheduling the Sigerson Cup is the best way to shield players fromburnout, writes Donnchadh Boyle.

“The talk was to go from minor and U-21 competition to an U-19, and at the time it might have seemed like a good idea, but it’s probably the clash of the U-21 and Sigerson that causes the big problem because all the same players are involved,” said Cavan boss Terry Hyland. “Perhaps if the Sigerson was moved before Christmas it would take some pressure off players.”

Hyland’s counterpart, Alan Mulholland, guided Galway to a minor All-Ireland title in 2007 and sees the pressure some players come under.

“It would be great if the Sigerson was played before Christmas. It would give a little bit of space to this competition,” he said.

“I was also talking to Terry about lads going away for the summer. Both of us have a few lads going off to America. So this competition has to be played before the summer starts. Something has to give.”

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