O’Connor hoping for strong Carey support at Croke Park: ‘Players always feel it’

Although sympathetic to the time, effort and expense involved, Carey manager Jack O’Connor is hoping his players will find a strong support at Croke Park, which is expected to have more than 70,000 attendance on Sunday.

Mayo supporters are known to travel in large numbers, and always acting as a ’16th person’ behind his team, O’Connor is hoping that Kerry will lead his team in that direction at public headquarters. which is expected to be a fierce competition. Play.

“That’s what you’re hoping for, but there’s a huge demand for Kerry’s crowd to travel for the four o’clock game on Sunday. It’s tough with the cost of living and that, but you’d be hoping they would travel because It’s really important because the players always feel it,” O’Connor said.

,[The support] Pairc was important in Uí Rinn, believe me it was important. They really fell behind the team when that sport was in a melting pot.

“You might be expecting a huge crowd of Kerry because Mayo always travels in strength. Mayo supporters are incredible because they have had so many setbacks over the years and they keep coming back in anticipation of that glorious day, and They are fantastic supporters, no doubt about it.

“So, look, we’re expecting a great crowd of Kerry to visit and really make herself heard.”

Carey travels to Dublin, a county that hasn’t had the best winning record of late, which has always been eager to win the big championship game at Croke Park.

Since 2014, Carey has won only five of 14 championship matches at Croke Park, and has enjoyed just one win in the last eight matches at Croke Park. It’s a record that only O’Connor knows about, which makes winning the league finals in April more important than he can usually do.

“Kerry’s record in the championship at Croke Park over the years hasn’t been great,” agreed the manager. “While the league final was league only, you’d still say it was an important enough game for our friends because the players are a little piscios like everyone else, you like to remember your last game, whatever pitch. You hold good memories. You. So you must be hoping that this will be a bit of a lift for the boys but it’s a different kettle of fish. The championship and league are miles apart but it definitely takes the morale to win that league match. Shouldn’t hurt.

“We think the season is just starting for us because if you think about it, especially in Kerry, the league and the Munster Championship is a kind of shadow boxing. The real things start when you have a knock-out championship and that’s what’s happening now.

“And as far as we’re concerned, what’s gone before doesn’t matter much. We need to get out of line next Sunday and hopefully we get to the semi-finals. That’s how we look at it.” Huh.”

As for the in-house training games Carey has been doing over the past few weeks, O’Connor says they are not ideal, and Mayo has the advantage of playing two of his qualifier games in the same time period.

“You do your best to try to make those sports competitive and that is a long question. You might be playing football at a good pace, but you’re not put under as much pressure as you would in a championship game, which is a knock-out.

“Mayo has the advantage of those two games and not us. Both of their games were very competitive, Kildare you would have to fight very hard, and they were in a position to really push the game to the last quarter and win.

“It’s very difficult to replicate that in training, but what you do, you do your best, and that’s where a good panel always helps because it improves the quality of internal football, you expect .