Walsh hails character

February 28, 2018

Mayo hurlers huddle.

Mayo senior hurling manager Derek Walsh is pleased to see character being built in the team.

Unbeaten in the NHL 2B campaign so far, Mayo are through to the divisional final with a game to spare after some very impressive performances during the campaign.

And Walsh puts the displays which has seen them claw back big deficits to finish strong, down to the character in the side.

"They showed character," Walsh told the Western People. "We're still learning and still building character. They could have dropped their heads against Wicklow, like maybe in the last few years when we have lost games we were good enough to win.

"But there's something a bit different about them. They didn't panic, just kept going and stuck to the game plan."

He added: "The boys are on a high at the minute. We were there two years ago, we won our first three games as well and Wicklow actually came to this venue last year and beat us. We didn't want that to happen again. We wanted to see are we improving; Wicklow was the acid test and we came through it."

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