Criticism of ‘selfish’ clubs
“It sickens me” says Kenny
at County Buildings WICKLOW Games manager Hugh Kenny lashed out at “selfish’ clubs in Wicklow who are not doing enough to send players to academy squads in hurling and football.
The Baltinglass native described how it “sickens” him to think that players in Wicklow won’t commit to the squads and he says that clubs need to take a deep look at themselves.
“Clubs must have a deep look at themselves and ask the question am I doing enough to encourage all our players to be part of an Academy Squad hurling and football panels.
“Players will only develop playing and training with county squad and in turn they will
come back as better club players. There should be no fear in sending players to the County Academy. Just think how much better the performance of any Wicklow teams would be if all clubs had their best players playing. This would not happen in any other county in Ireland.
“It sickens me to think that players won’t commit. For one year, let it be 2015, that every club will support this and help their players to play for Wicklow.
“Selfish clubs are not thinking of the bigger picture. Wicklow are our Flagship team once they raise it will contribute to rising the profile at club level.