The balance every manager and player should be looking to strike

On my first year starting on the Clare team in 1990, our manager Tony Kelly dispatched Cyril Lyons, Alan Neville and myself to the Clare Inn to do a TV interview with Michael Lyster. 

It wasn’t even for The Sunday Game, it was just a tiny snippet for Sports Stadium, a general sports programme shown every Saturday back then.

Michael knew Cyril but he hadn’t a clue about Nev and myself, two young lads not long out of St Flannan’s College. I arrived straight from work in a suit. I probably thought I needed to look sharp for the TV but the interview was so short that if you blinked, you’d have missed it on the box that Saturday.

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