Tony Con­si­dine

Irish Examiner - Sport - - ALL-IRELAND SHC FINAL -

1 James Ske­hill (Cap­patag­gle)

Has a mas­sive puck­out, but needs to vary them more. Ten­dency to turn his body when go­ing out to meet a for­ward. You’d pre­fer to see him stay on his feet. Very hes­i­tant, es­pe­cially in the air. Should be more com­mand­ing when slio­tar is drop­ping in and around his patch. Li­able to get a rush of blood to the head which can not alone un­set­tle him, but also his full-back line. James Ske­hill Daithí Burke Adrian Tuo­hey John Han­bury Flana­gan Graeme Mulc­ahy Aaron Gil­lane Aidan Harte Gearóid Mcin­er­ney Pádraig Man­nion Gearóid He­garty David Burke Kyle Hayes Johnny Coen Tom Mor­ris­sey Man­age­ment: Micheál Donoghue

I know as much now about Micheál Donoghue as I did 12 months ago - and that’s very, very lit­tle. Far more com­fort­able back­stage than be­ing out front and cen­tre, in sharp con­trast to sev­eral man­agers cur­rently serv­ing at in­ter­county level. There is ab­so­lutely no hint of an ego there. Doesn’t claim to have rein­vented the wheel. No walk in the park to get a team back to an All-ire­land fi­nal the year af­ter end­ing a county’s long wait for sil­ver­ware. In Noel Larkin and Franny Forde, Micheál has two top-class op­er­a­tors be­side him. With these three men, it’s all about the col­lec­tive. Of course, they have the high-pro­file Lukasz Kirszen­stein over­see­ing their strength and con­di­tion­ing, but I would ques­tion their fit­ness. It hasn’t been at last year’s level, yet. Then again, All-ire­lands tend to be de­cided more by a team’s men­tal, rather than phys­i­cal, strength.

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