Belfast Telegraph

O'Neill urges Star to show more steel

 

By David Kelly

Belfast Star kick off a three-game period tomorrow which could help define their season, according to coach Darren O'Neill.

Star are at home to Demons tomorrow (3.00pm) and then a further clash at Methodist College against Templeogue is followed by a trip to Marian.

Ahead of the Tayto-sponsored clash with old rivals Demons from Cork, coach O'Neill knows that his men need to gather some momentum once again after two defeats in the All Ireland Superleague was followed up by being knocked out of the Cup.

"These three Superleague games coming up are going to give us a good idea of where we're at as a side," said O'Neill.

"I was disappointed about going out of the Cup away to Templeogue but what was more annoying was the fact we gave up 90 points.

"We are side that builds everything from our defence and that was the most points we have conceded in a game so far.

"We need to go out and get back to the mean defence we had in previous games."

At the other end of the court, O'Neill will also be hoping to see another good contribution from Conor Quinn bolstered by a return to scoring form from Frenchman Clement Kulinicz. American Ryan Oliver is expected to start despite a hand injury.

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