Steady Keddy is looking for more
WITH personal honours secured, Ronan Keddy is now hunting down team honours in 2013.
The Kilcoole man was crowned the Wicklow hurler of the year for the 2012 season but his delight on a personal level was overshadowed by the team's lack of silverware, and he is desperate to make amends for that over the coming season.
'I was delighted. I wasn't expecting to win it, it was a great shock. It was a great honour to win an award especially when you're playing with so many good players.
‘It really was a great honour and privilege to win it. But it's all about winning the main thing now this year; the Christy Ring Cup. We set out to make sure we stayed up in the league (last season) especially having been promoted and we managed to do that so I suppose our second goal was to win the Christy Ring Cup and we didn't manage to do that so there's still a good bit left to do this year.'
While things may have been slightly disappointing from a team point of view; he did declare himself satisfied with his own personal showings.
'It was one of my better seasons, I've been playing for a good few years at this stage and I've gotten a good bit of experience so it's about time that I started performing a little bit better.'
Keddy shall not be resting on his laurels though and he intends to up his game in 2013.
'You can never be happy with where you've got, you always go into it thinking of how you're going to improve so obviously last year we did well but this year we have to push on and do that bit better and go and win the Christy Ring.'
Ronan Keddy in action for Wicklow.