United Cork panel fear no one, says White

Confidence is not in short supply in and around the Cork senior hurling panel according to Stephen White.

The Ballygarvan clubman revealed the players’ refreshing outlook ahead of Saturday’s Allianz League opener against Tipperary.

“Being from Cork, every time any of us put on the jersey we all think we are going to win, no matter who we are playing and that includes Tipperary on Saturday night because as much as we respect them we also believe in our own ability to overcome them. I, as a Cork man, do not believe in fearing any other county and this current group of players has no baggage from the past, either.

“We have had a very decent pre-season and are prepared for the challenge of Tipp and all the others for that matter. Every game in the top division of the league is tough but the attitude we, as players, have this year and the attitude the management brings to the panel is that we have the ability and belief to beat absolutely any team,” he stated.

White also dismissed claims of disharmony in Jimmy Barry-Murphy’s camp which surfaced after the decision to cut Donal Óg Cusack from the squad. “You would be aware of various rumours but I do not know where they came from. Our camp is buzzing. Jimmy and everybody else involved has been nothing but professional in their approach and contrary to third-party perceptions our camp is a very unified.”

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