Lee aiming to foster a winning mentality with Limerick footballers

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For the second time in four years, Billy Lee will lead Limerick’s footballers into the McGrath Cup final as they face Cork in the decider at the LIT Gaelic Grounds.

Victories over Clare and Waterford ensured Limerick’s progress into the pre-season final where they will meet a much-fancied Cork who have had big wins over Kerry and Tipperary.

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While the competition is largely overlooked, the importance of winning cannot go overlooked as he prepares for the commencement of the league later this month.

2 January 2020; Padraig Scanlan of Limerick in action against Robbie Flynn of Waterford the 2020 McGrath Cup Group A match between Waterford and Limerick at Fraher Field in Dungarvan, Waterford. Photo by Matt Browne/Sportsfile
As mentioned, football in Cork is on the rise once more after much progression in the championship in 2018. Many of the All-Ireland U-20 winning side have already been integrated into the side for this year.

Albeit against a Kerry U-20 side, Cork raised six green flags to go with eighteen points before they had 14 points to spare against Tipperary with Lee is fully aware of the challenge on hand against the Rebels.

Nonetheless, Lee is hopeful for another win on Saturday as he tries to build momentum for the League. Once more Limerick will be in the bottom tier of the League, where they have found themselves for the past two seasons.

 

2 January 2020; Danny Neville of Limerick scores his side’s first goal during the 2020 McGrath Cup Group A match between Waterford and Limerick at Fraher Field in Dungarvan, Waterford. Photo by Matt Browne/Sportsfile

However, while results didn’t go their way last year, Limerick had a number of positive performances and Lee is hopeful that 2020 will change that, with results to match the performance, continuing on Saturday.

Even as huge outsiders, Lee says his side will approach the game with the same mindset that has delivered two wins thus far in 2020.

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