KILDARE manager Kieran McGeeney put his players through an intensive training schedule as he continued preparations for the Leinster championship last week.
The county side trained Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday while the players were made available to their clubs for league games on Sunday afternoon. After enduring such a hectic week, Moorefield manager Luke Dempsey decided not to start Ronan Sweeney or Daryl Flynn for the Moores clash with Sarsfields.
“They were training this morning and the two lads (Sweeney and Flynn) have been suffering from their own injuries. Ronan has a disc problem in his back and Daryl has a hip problem. They were (county) training this morning, training yesterday, training Tuesday night, Wednesday, it’s all too much. I’d never put the players through that by asking them to play. If there was a scaled down county set up I’d play but I wouldn’t risk two players who have put in that sort of a week,” said Dempsey.
The Moores ended up losing a game they thought they had won when Robbie Confrey netted an injury-time goal to steal the game. Dempsey had to kiss goodbye to his 100 per cent record since taking over at the start of the season.