Match anal­y­sis

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MAN OF THE MATCH

This was a game where few could hold up a hand and say ‘I made no mis­takes to­day’.

How­ever, there were two strong con­tenders for man of the match. Ciarán Wal­she was top scorer with six points (four frees) and had to work very hard for ev­ery scrap of pos­ses­sion he got.

An­thony McLough­lin had a sound game all through in a strug­gling de­fence and when real lead­er­ship was called for it was the Bless­ing­ton lad that pro­vided it.

MOVE OF THE MATCH

The full-back line was cry­ing out for as­sis­tance from an early stage and the switch­ing of McLough­lin and Craig O’Neill fi­nally did the trick.

An early switch that saw Ciarán Doyle take over at full-back from Bren­dan McGarr also brought im­prove­ment in the last line.

MAN­AGER WATCH

Phillip McGilly­cuddy was any­thing but a happy camper af­ter the match. He told his play­ers bluntly af­ter the match ‘you played for 20 min­utes to­day and that is not ac­cept­able. That will be no good enough against Laois; we have got to put in 60 min­utes plus if we want to go any­where.

‘We have a fort­night to get ready for our next match and I will want a big ef­fort from every­one in that time’.

Phillip was pleased with the spirit shown by the team and how they ground out a re­sult af­ter a slow enough start told them that it would take a big step in per­for­mance to get then over the next hur­dle.

Trainer Mick Byrne had to be pleased with the way the team lasted the hour and the fact that they were still full of run­ning in the clos­ing min­utes.

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