Rebels "mediocre at best"

March 12, 2019

Former Cork hurler Diarmuid O'Sullivan.
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Cork hurling legend Diarmuid O’Sullivan has slammed the Rebel County’s disappointing display against Tipperary.

The Leesiders lost out on a league quarter-final place when slipping to an embarrassing 13-point defeat to the Premier County at Pairc Ui Rinn on Sunday. Their iconic former full back was not impressed!

“Let me start by saying that Sunday’s performance from Cork was mediocre at best. It lacked a lot of things you’d hope there would be in a Cork team,” O’Sullivan writes in his Paddy Power News column.

“Whatever about the collective, it’s about time a couple of individuals started looking in the mirror and saying ‘is this really for me or have I enough of it?’ There’s no getting away from the fact it was a disappointing afternoon all around.

“Real players know when things have to be brought up a level and when the standard isn’t right They also know what’s acceptable and what’s required to be an intercounty hurler.

“As a management team, if you have to go in and tell a player over and over again what’s required, well, then it’s time to cut him loose. He’s not good enough or hasn’t the mental capacity to be an intercounty hurler.”

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