MICHEAL Reidy chases his eighth Limerick SFC medal this Sunday - but his first as Dromcollogher-Broadford player-manager.
“It wasn’t a tough decision because there weren’t too many people putting their hands up for it. I felt I would give it a go because I felt there was another one in us and now we are one game away from that so hopefully I will be proved right,” he said of becoming manager.
Joining him are Neil Conway, Tommy Stack and former Tipperary footballer Eamonn Hanrahan.
“It’s a bit different but for myself and myself only - I am enjoying it but I have three very good lads on the sideline that work well together and I don’t get involved on matchdays. I want to keep playing for as long as possible so the lads look after matchdays. I knew Eamonn (Hanrahan) from college and obviously I played against him with Tipperary. He has been very very good and has a will to do well,” outlined Reidy, who turns 38 later this month.
The new management have injected fresh faces.
“We had no choice - we have an aging side but at the same time we have some very good young fellas coming through. We had to broaden the playing squad because we don’t want to be short numbers in a couple of years,” said Reidy.
“Every year is different - what’s in the past is in the past. A new year is a new challenge. There is no real recipe - there is just a hunger to keep playing and to be competitive,” he said of their annual hunger.
2015 has seen the club chase double honours with their hurlers in the final.
“There is a huge cross over. There is 11 from the hurling that will be involved with the football squad. We are a small country club and we need everybody and we have soccer we all have to work together to get from week to week.”