Keith Rossiter tells ‘learning curve’ story about marking clubmate Martin Storey

Both Keith Rossiter and Martin Storey were the most recent guests on the ‘One Life One Club’ vodcast…

The Oulart-The Ballagh club members were interviewed as part of the fourth episode of season 2 of One Life One Club, brought to you in association by Wexford Weekly.

On the podcast, Rossiter told a story about the competitiveness of Oulart-The Ballagh club trainings, especially for younger players breaking into the Senior panel.

“That’s where you learn your trade. The lads I was marking on were Mick Jacob, Boiler Dempsey, Robbie Jacob – all them types of lads when I was a chap. They did not let you get a ball unless you won it” Storey said.

When Rossiter was breaking onto the panel, he was marking Martin Storey in club training. The year would have been 2001.

“The funny thing is that I grew up marking Martin at 17.”

“It was great craic for you, but it was a learning curve for me.”

“I remember one night I was on Martin. He must have caught five balls, but he must have hit me five different ways catching the ball. I don’t know how he did it.”

“I was getting thick. And he just turned around to me and said ‘don’t be getting thick, there’s no point getting thick, you just may learn’.

The next one came down and I drew across him, but he still caught it. The next one came down then I tapped the ball to the ground and I got it. Then he turned to me and said ‘now you’re learning’. That’s how you do it . That’s what it’s about,” Rossiter said.

The full 37-minute vodcast can be listened and watched below:

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