Cheddar disappointed but proud

Laois manager Cheddar Plunkett did not hide his feelings after his side’s defeat at the hands of Wexford in the Leinster Minor HC last weekend.

Laois manager Cheddar Plunkett did not hide his feelings after his side’s defeat at the hands of Wexford in the Leinster Minor HC last weekend.

Speaking after the game he said that a three minute spell cost his side.

“I am very, very disappointed. There were three minutes there that probably cost us the match. When those three minutes were over and certainly for the last six minutes or so Wexford were pushing on and we just weren’t able to get back in the match or get our hands on the ball really in the midfield or half forward line and we couldn’t get back at them.”

Despite the disappointment, the manager said he was ‘hugely proud’ of his side.

“In fairness to the team they put in a massive effort and I have to say I am hugely, hugely proud of them as both a Laois hurling supporter firstly and equally as coach. I would have to say that if this level of commitment and dedication is going to be shown by Laois teams it only augers well for the future.

“I don’t think that we should step back but from this but step on. We may have been beaten today but the whole year defines what it is to be a Laois hurler. It demands huge sacrifice. Huge dedication and that should mean something.

“I got that from the lads this year and I am very happy with the commitment from everybody and that is the only way we can move forward and the only way to go.”

For the full interview and an in depth report on the game see this week’s Leinster Express. On sale now