Guide to Lim­er­ick

The Irish Times - Sports Weekend - - ALL-IRELAND HURLING FINAL -

The en­forcer of the de­fence. Ticks ev­ery box you’d want from a de­fender – strong in the air, pacy, bril­liant de­fen­sive in­stinct for killing the ball and snuff­ing out dan­ger at the right time. A real rock of the team. Has turned a long-stand­ing prob­lem po­si­tion into one of team’s build­ing blocks. Phys­i­cally dom­i­nant, very good in the air, and quick on the turn for such a big guy. His in­clu­sion would be a big plus, es­pe­cially against another phys­i­cal guy in Kyle Hayes. But for his “boy on the burn­ing deck” in­ter­ven­tion on Séa­mus Harnedy in the semi-fi­nal, Lim­er­ick wouldn’t be in the fi­nal. His form dipped in league but he’s been re­li­able in cham­pi­onship. Puck-outs sound, as­sisted by great range of ball-win­ners. One of my favourite de­fend­ers, he has been great this sum­mer since re­cov­er­ing from knee in­jury with UL. Badly missed in the de­feat by Clare. TJ Reid started on him in Thurles but didn’t stay there. Very tight – ar­guably the best cor­ner back around. Good club cam­paign cul­mi­nat­ing in do­ing very well on Con O’Cal­laghan in the fi­nal. Sur­prised he didn’t start against Tip­per­ary but has been do­ing a fine job since. Glynn is guar­an­teed to win pos­ses­sion and he will need to be pa­tient for the sec­ond phase. Out­stand­ing hurler, great striker and ex­cel­lent reader of play, but Joe Can­ning will be a dif­fer­ent chal­lenge for some­one at his best in the cen­tre-back pocket. He’ll be re­quired to go one-to-one and that needs more in­tense man-mark­ing skills.

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