Quote from: sid waddell on November 29, 2020, 12:09:03 AMQuote from: Donnellys Hollow on November 28, 2020, 10:32:53 PMMore power to Moolick, I have zero problem with him, it's an amateur game and neither he nor anybody else is under any obligation to give up his timeQuote from: sid waddell on November 28, 2020, 08:20:00 PMQuote from: Rossfan on November 28, 2020, 08:05:53 PMMoolick is around 27/28
Tommy Moolick of Kildare .
Young enough I think probably doesn't see any point being from a Leinster County.
Lads are entitled to use their time however they wish and more power to him but it's demonstrative of why Kildare get nowhere - inter-county level is too difficult, so they quit
Of all the Kildare players who could accused of being soft or lacking resolve, Moolick is the probably among the least likely to be in that category.
He has been playing senior football since 2010. Recovered from an ACL midway through his career. Won a Leinster u21 as captain and had a far more productive senior career than many of his teammates from that group despite not being blessed with their natural athleticism or talent. He never sulked when more mobile players were picked ahead of him and always played his way back into the fold. If we had a few more who had the same character and commitment, we would be in a better place.
However I note that you say that "if we had a few more who had the same character and commitment, we would be in a better place"
That would strongly imply that a lot of Kildare players aren't trying hard enough for the team to be successful - and I thought you hated when people say that
There are two narratives here and only one can be true:
i) Kildare are trying hard enough, they are doing all they can, the narrative they aren't trying hard enough is a grievous insult - how dare anybody say Kildare are not trying hard enough
ii) Kildare are not trying hard enough
Which is it?
You asserted that Tommy Moolick's retirement from inter-county football is "demonstrative of why Kildare get nowhere".
That is well wide of the mark in this instance.