Frustration for Cootehill
COOTEHILL boss Donal McAdam admitted that the stop-start nature of this year’s season has left him ‘frustrated’, as it has mitigated against his team gaining any momentum this season.
That said, McAdam’s side are third in division two, and are on a three-game winning streak.
McAdam would still argue that the current standings in the league do not paint an accurate picture.
“The league is a bit skewed, a lot of teams haven’t played the same amount of fixtures,” he said this week.
“It has been a disjointed league, there were only two games played in February. It is very hard to get a run going when the league is so stop start. You need a run of regular games to get some momentum.”
The reason why the leagues have been stop start has to do with the restructuring of the divisions at the end of the season.
Each team’s final standing will decide which league they play in next year, as the leagues are going to be made smaller. Those are serious changes, so the county board wanted to make sure that every team could play their strongest team in every game, namely having their county players available at all times. That meant they didn’t want any league games clashing with county matches.
The by product of that has been large gaps between league matches.
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