Ireland base perfect for Mick as boss eyes August start
The Kildare base is playing host to Mick McCarthy and his squad this week before Blues take on Shelbourne on Saturday to round off a week across the Irish Sea.
The players began their stay with some fitness work on Monday afternoon before the ball was soon introduced into the session.
This morning saw circuit training in the gym followed by running sessions, with the focus again this afternoon on working with the ball.
The players will train through Wednesday morning before being given the opportunity to take on the fantastic golf course at Carton House that hosted the Irish Open last week.
“The facilities at Carton House are first class and being here for the week gives the players that time to work hard but also enjoy a bit of banter and fun along the way. It's ideal,” Mick told the Club website.
“The players came back from their break in great shape. That’s the way it seems to be nowadays, with players returning fitter and fitter and it’s just a case of moving them on from there.
“I’m not a fan at all of pre-season. I didn’t like it as a player and I don’t like it as a manager but it’s a necessary evil to get everyone ready for when the real stuff matters in August.”