I'd agree with a lot of this(approx 90%) and would add more to it:DoingUntold wrote:Just a couple of points on todays match.
- Wind was worth about 3/4point's,1 up at half time against it i was very confident.
- Eoghan Cahills distribution is top notch.
- Full back line seems very settled, however who do have on the bench incase one of these lads gets injured or for rotation come championship. Paddy Rigney, Enda Grogan?
-Is Pat Camon a centre back? Not overly convinced.
- David O Toole is hurling well on the wing, will he replace Shortt? Where will Sean Ryan fit in?
- Tommy Geraghty has with another fine point today.
-Joe Bergin looked very sharp today, great catch for the goal, will get better as fitness improves.
-Shane Dooley, excellent on frees and chipped in with 2 from play, like Bergin will get better with more game time.
- Conor Mahon put in a serious shift today, hes tackling and chasing down every ball was admiral he was everywhere.
-Dan Currams, put in a great shift, made some silly mistakes with passes etc.
Overall very happy with today's performance, seemed to have settled with a scoreline of 1-21 and eased off for last 15 mins. I would of liked to see us to push on and really punish Laois.
Perhaps bring in Dan Doughan to see game time and James Gorman a lot earlier than the final 5 minutes.
A huge win. A long time since we have been a position where we have qualified and have a game to spare. Progress in itself. Gives Martin a chance to give lads a chance. Lads on the fringe and lads coming back from injury.
The most notable thing yesterday was the physicality all over the field. We have big men, especially on the half forward line with Egan Mahon and Kiely.
Cahill was exceptional.. Puck outs are key..
Full back line where super.. few minor things with Gardiner letting a lad by him..
Tom Spain as a corner back has to be find of the league...
Half back line is weakest link.. O Toole was excellent on Dwyer.. Camon looked lost again.. Delaney was good on the ball but in lacking height and strength for puckouts.. Wonder would a switch with Connelly work.. corner back might suit him better... King or Sean Ryan to 7 could work.. and conor doughan up for return too..
Thomas Gerathy put in a huge shift and was excellent.
Same old Kiely.. hitting the man and getting a yellow.. always on edge.. should have got a free and went mad.. needed to be maned off the field by Fox.. excellent talent but is a loose cannon..
Mahon was savage.. his power strength and pace was a joy to watch.. the ground hurling worked for him once or twice but did too much..
Colin Egan is having a bad patch.. was poor on the ball.. the one hand pick up doesn't work for him and he does it all day every day
Bergin was supurb. everything stuck.. and he looks fit.. must have flushed out the badness of Argentina trip!!
Dooley.. another 10 points.. needs to do more from play still though..
its good position to be in to have subs coming on the have impact..
Antrim in Birr next Sunday.. hope to see all the bring hurling back to birr lads out in force now that hurling is the right end of the county again..
Would like to see us get a win, a good permanence with a big scoring win. These should be achievable yet giving lads a chance and a few positional changes.
I would like to see a team like:
D O Toole
Colin Egan ( try him here and see can we get him going)
Podge Guinan (heard he is back on panel)
We now need to get lads game time and strengthen our hands for championship..
We will have a tough q/f no matter what.. we should finish third and play the team in second.. which looks like one of Wexford, Clare, Tipp or Kilkenny..
Would love a battle with the yellow bellies to see where we are against them..