Gearóid Hegarty has moved on very quickly from the defeat to Clare, according to his father Ger.
The 2020 Hurler of the Year started on the bench against The Banner before being thrust into the action after 38 minutes.
The St Patrick’s star has been a key man for the Treaty in recent seasons, particularly in the biggest games, but could not prevent his side from falling to defeat at home to their near neighbours.
Hegarty Snr says that the nature of the new championship structure means that players must move on quickly from defeat, and Gearóid is no different.
The latter trained with John Kiely’s panel yesterday morning and will be hoping to start next Sunday against Tipperary at Semple Stadium.
“I hadn’t met him for a couple of of weeks because he gets into his own little bubble around championship time, and we give him plenty of space,” his father Ger says on Live 95.
“He’s living out in west Limerick, he lives in Dromcollogher, and we tend to leave him alone.
“He gets enough stick from the outside so we tend to leave him alone. He’s in that little bubble
“He’s fine, he got over it very quickly and he is much stronger now than I was when I was playing.
“Maybe that’s because the matches aren’t knockout… you move on very quickly to the next game.”