When I saw the lineup I was excited and thought we would have a convincing win but it was anything but. The only player that I thought played consistently well was Gartland, very good for someone who hasn't played this season.
Some played well in patches, Marco, Murray, O'Donnell, Jarvis, Poynton
Others were very poor, Folan, Mountney, Connolly, Byrne
The most striking thing for me was the fitness and how quickly we ran out of legs. Mountney in particular who is usually a live wire was dead on his feet after an hour. Maybe the pitch was a lot heavier than it looked but it didn't seem to affect Pats the same way.
The subs made an impact and it showed a gulf in fitness between the two 11s.
Based on last night with the exception of Gartland, none of the starting 11 would push for a place in the regular 11 barring injuries and suspensions