As well announcing the team for Sunday, the County Board yesterday confirmed that Andy Moran will once again captain the senior county side in 2014. Vice-captains for the year will be two-times All-Star Lee Keegan and two-times YPOY Cillian O’Connor.
It’s no surprise, of course, that Andy has, for the third year in a row, been named as team captain. Always a leader on the pitch – it was at a challenge match out in Portmarnock a few years back where, with all the on-field shouts so clearly audible, I first realised what a vocal presence he is during matches – Andy’s position as the main man within this group was cemented following his gut-wrenching cruciate injury in the 2012 All-Ireland quarter-final and way he subsequently continued to drive his teammates on from the sideline. Back as captain last year, there was simply no way that he wouldn’t skipper the team once more in 2014.
Best of luck to Andy and his two trusty lieutenants as the push for honours starts anew once more on Sunday.