Cunningham: we've work to do

July 24, 2019

Roscommon manager Anthony Cunningham looks on. ©INPHO/James Crombie.

Roscommon manager Anthony Cunningham admits that they have work to do in order to catch up with Dublin.

Speaking to the Roscommon Herald, Cunningham feels that his charges are a few years behind the Dubs in terms of physicality.

The Galway native could only look on as Dublin ran out convincing winners over his side at Croke Park last Saturday evening.

“We’re a young team. You’ve seen the physicality and the football brain of Dublin there at its best. We can get there we just have to keep working on it,” said Cunningham.

“They’re a seasoned team. The gym work and physicality that you know you have to have as part of your armour is a slow burner.

As well as that, they’ve a huge football brain, massive athleticism and speed. They’ve a strong midfield, their goalie is probably the most exceptional goalie on kickouts and has transformed the whole kickout over the last ten years.

“They won the Leinster U20 so they’ve a lot of players coming through. They’ve also that condition that they’re just topping up every year and keeping on top of it. We can definitely get there but it will just take time.”

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