“We just need to get on with it” | Jimmy Lee on juggling hurling and football in Newcastle West

Lee is involved with both of the Newcastle West senior hurling and football sides.

Newcastle West sit level on points at the top of the Premier Intermediate Hurling Championship after beating Cappamore 1-21 to 0-17 in round two.

Cappamore started the game as the stronger side and went into the interval with a four-point lead. However, Newcastle West came out in the second half a different side and got out in front, with a late Brian Foley goal ensuring them of their first win of the campaign.

That leaves Newcastle West on three points after they drew with Glenroe in the opening round, joint top of the standings alongside their first round opponents as well as Bruff.

With Monaleen next, Newcastle West manager Jimmy Lee believes any side can turn up and beat the other team on the night at Premier Intermediate level despite previous results as Moneleen were defeated by Glenroe this weekend.

“Seemingly any team could beat any team. Score-lines are really on the night, I wouldn’t be discounting the results that we drew with Glenroe and we beat Cappamore and so on, that doesn’t work. It’s on the night, Monaleen could turn in a super performance next Friday night, we could turn in a super performance, we’ll wait and see.”

The PIHC won’t be getting a break to facilitate the return of the football championship, unlike the SHC and Lee believes that it’s difficult to mind the players he has with the volume of fixtures on the horizon.

Lee is also manager of both the football and hurling sides for Newcastle West and understands the responsibility he has over the two sides.

“It is (tough to mind players). The senior hurlers are getting their break from one week to the other, unfortunately that’s the handicap we have, we still need to get on with it. It’s up to me to manage the players between the two squads so unfortunately that’s part of the job description.”

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Newcastle West take on Monaleen this Friday night in Mick Neville Park in the third round of the Limerick PIHC,

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