Lee Chin thinks discovering consistency is essential for the Wexford hurlers after a promising however in the end unsuccessful first season below Darragh Egan.
“It was disappointing to walk away from another year with no silverware,” the Mannequin captain advised 2fm’s Sport On.
“We did not characteristic in any main outings when it comes to a league, Leinster or All-Eire closing. These are the targets you set out for your self.
“We had an honest league marketing campaign, we had been unbeaten till the semi-final, however within the championship there was numerous inconsistency all through our video games and performances.
“I feel that is simply a part of the bedding-in interval with new administration and stuff, and looking for our ft. However after we wanted to indicate up and carry out on explicit days we did.
“So it was kind of a bittersweet feeling but we did get a lot of game time into some new guys. It’s great knowing that there is fresh blood in the ranks.”
Wexford drew with Westmeath within the penultimate spherical of the Leinster round-robin however then beat Kilkenny to succeed in the All-Eire knockout phases, the place they had been ultimately reeled in by Clare.
Was it exhausting watching the Cats contest the massive day?
“It’s not always as straight-forward as looking at teams that you might have beaten along the way and seeing where they ended up,” he mirrored.
“Seeing Kilkenny within the closing didn’t shock me in any respect. They convey a fantastic degree of consistency every single day.
“And that is what Limerick have primarily been bringing for the final variety of years.
“For ourselves, it is one thing we have to work on. Anyone can beat anyone on any given day however it’s about turning up every single day.
“Limerick answered everything that was thrown at them throughout the year and they’re the team that everyone needs to try and catch at the moment.”
One factor that shall be definitely be completely different subsequent yr is the proprietor of the Kilkenny bainisteoir bib. However Chin doesn’t anticipate that to decrease the effectiveness of a staff that has received three Leinsters in a row since Wexford’s triumph i 2019.
“We all know the magnitude of Brian Cody and his affect over Kilkenny. However that is not one thing that is simply going to stroll away when he walks away.
“Kilkenny have an enormous custom within the hurling world and thye have large historical past.
“It’ll be strange not to see him on the sideline. But what he has done for the GAA and Kilkenny is remarkable.”
Chin, who missed all however 20 minutes of this yr’s Allianz Hurling League by harm, is in favour of the brand new GAA calendar, believing it offers gamers time to recuperate and pursue different curiosity.
His membership Faythe Harriers had been knocked out of the Wexford hurling championship on the weekend and he’s contemplating sitting out the soccer equal to provide a long-standing knee drawback a relaxation.
“I did enjoy the split season,” he mentioned. “I like specializing in one factor at a time, whether or not it’s county or membership.
“This yr being the primary operating of it [the split-season], I did not have an easy yr concerning accidents and stuff.
“My taking part in this yr would have solely actually been championship, between county and membership, and I’ve discovered it pleasant.
“There are a few months now on the finish of the yr that gamers can possibly avail of to get themselves proper for the next yr.
“I think that’s important that that time is allocated for guys to do what they want to do in other aspects of their life.”
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