ULSTER boss Gregory O’Kane says that he and his team are heading into the unknown in this weekend’s semi-final clash with Connacht in the Interprovincial hurling Championship.
O’Kane’s side will travel to Ballinasloe knowing little about their opposition, and with just two training sessions under their belt.
A number of the players have never played with each other before, and O’Kane has had not had enough time to set out any particular game plan.
If this was a club or county match, any other manager might be worried, but when speaking to the Dunloy man, it almost seems as if the ad hoc nature of the interpros adds to the excitement.
“It’s hard to get together because the counties are preparing for their first National League games. We have got a training session in on Saturday, and we were happy to get them together as most of the players were available.
“I can only speak for the players that were there, but every seems to be excited to be playing for Ulster.”
If you would like to read the full story, buy the current issue of Gaelic Life – published February 16 – online or in your local newsagent