Brudair to consider his position as Limerick football manager

Jerome O'Connell


Jerome O'Connell


Brudair to consider his position as Limerick football manager

JOHN Brudair is to sit down with his Limerick football management before making any decision on his future.

The Dromcollogher-Broadford man has served three years at the helm but the understanding is that subject to review he has another year remaining.

”It’s a year on year thing and we will have to review it. We have to sit down as a management team and see what we are going to do,” outlined Brudair after Limerick’s loss to Cork.

”It is tough work – you have to put in massive time,” explained Brudair of the role.

Brudair was left frustrated by the performance more than the result.

”That was disappointing, especially after the last day in Antrim when things had gone reasonably well for us. Today we never performed for some reason - from the get-go they were going forward and getting easy scoring opportunities and we seemed to be chasing the game the whole time,” he recalled.

”To go back and look at the video, they probably had five or six goals chances that they didn’t take so the scoreline could have huge really. We are lacking certain qualities at the moment - we have no real height in midfield and that puts us under pressure to win primary ball by going long so there is an onus on us to go short and that’s puts pressure on kickouts and Cork squeezed that well today so we struggled to get our hands on ball and when we did we gave it away cheaply, which all adds to the problems,” outlined Brudair.

The football manager said that his side needed to cut out mistakes.

”To see these lads in training, they execute those handpasses no problem but the pressure of a championship game technique goes out the window. That drains confidence - it goes out the window and this team fluctuates massively confidence wise. We saw against Antrim when we were playing well the passes stuck but today they didn’t and that puts you on the backfoot. We knew it was going to be a tough task against a team like Cork, who are very experienced and have quality all over but still you have to be optimistic as a group and management and we felt something was achievable and we would have liked to have played better.”

Limerick were big outsiders but Brudair felt valuable lessons were learned.

”Looking back on the game, they looked a different level to us and that’s where the younger lads have to realise that there is way more to playing football than just doing through the motions - you have to be disciplined in terms of getting physique right to withstand the tackles, getting techniques right like handpassing and kick-passing and basic skills.”