Live

OTB Gold

06:00 PM-07:00 PM

OTB Gold
Emmet Bolton:
Football

Emmet Bolton: "I don’t think they are being trained to the level where they need to be trained at"

Former Kildare player Emmet Bolton says Kildare are not being coached to an appropriate level required.

Speaking on this afternoon’s Off The Ball Bolton thinks the lily whites haven’t stuck to their core roots that made them successful in the past.

Bolton believes the current Kildare side lack intensity like teams of past years.

“In terms of the tackling, the intensity and that type of stuff that would have been synonymous with Kildare maybe 6 or 7 years before hand under Kieran McGeeney,’ said Bolton

The former wing-back says Kildare have not kept up with scientific approach of the modern game, and must improve in order to not fall further behind.

“Maybe the game has gone too scientific at the minute,’ stressed the former Kildare player.

He says Cian O'Neill's side are not being coached to the level they need to be at in order to compete at the highest level of the sport.

Bolton also described Kildare for being traditionally referred to as a team with a 'soft touch'.

“Over the years Kildare would have always been seen as soft and played a hand passing game and that type of stuff, whereas I don’t think they are being trained to the level where they need to be trained at.

The former Eadestown man isn't sure if they have the resolve to really perform when the chips are down in a tough match.

He questioned if the methods of coaching were suitable for the players that Kildare have.

“In terms of  - you’re two points down, you’re level, you’re two points up. Where you have to go to a dark place and revert back to a training where you say,’ I’m going to die here.’


Read more about

Cian Oneill Emmet Bolton GAA Gaelic Games Kildare GAA Off The Ball

Live: Title

Description

Added to queue
Removed from queue

On Air

Share

Share

Next up in queue

Title
Description
Duration

There are currently no podcasts in the queue

Go to podcasts

On Air

OTB Gold

OTB Gold

06:00 PM-07:00 PM

Share

Up next

LIVE: Newsround

LIVE: Newsround

07:00 PM-07:30 PM

Share

LIVE: Off The Ball

LIVE: Off The Ball

07:30 PM-08:00 PM

Share

LIVE: Monday Night Rugby

LIVE: Monday Night Rugby

08:00 PM-09:00 PM

Share

LIVE: The Football Show

LIVE: The Football Show

09:00 PM-10:00 PM

Share

Off The Bench

Off The Bench

10:00 PM-11:00 PM

Share

Repeat: Off The Ball

Repeat: Off The Ball

11:00 PM-12:00 AM

Share

Repeat: OTB AM

Repeat: OTB AM

12:00 AM-02:00 AM

Share

Repeat: Off The Ball

Repeat: Off The Ball

02:00 AM-05:00 AM

Share

Repeat: OTB AM

Repeat: OTB AM

05:00 AM-07:00 AM

Share

Highlights on Off The Ball

Highlights on Off The Ball

07:00 AM-07:30 AM

Share

LIVE: OTB AM

LIVE: OTB AM

07:30 AM-10:00 AM

Share

Repeat: OTB AM

Repeat: OTB AM

10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Share

Richie’s Isolation Mix

Richie’s Isolation Mix

12:00 PM-01:00 PM

Share

OTB Gold

OTB Gold

01:00 PM-02:00 PM

Share

Highlights on Off The Ball

Highlights on Off The Ball

02:00 PM-05:00 PM

Share

OTB

OTB

05:00 PM-06:00 PM

Share

OTB Gold

OTB Gold

06:00 PM-07:00 PM

Share

00:00:00 / 00:00:00

Share on