Author Topic: Redux Connacht final 2018 thread  (Read 1609 times)

SLIGONIAN

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3699
    • View Profile
Re: Redux Connacht final 2018 thread
« Reply #45 on: June 19, 2018, 08:36:52 PM »
I was genuinely shocked at Roscommons 2nd half performance and shot selection. They had Galway on the rack, last yr they destroyed them, this year at home in a winning position totally lost their way. Disappointing but Galway were very calm the whole way through. Once they got pace into their game with the running game Roscommon couldnt react or at least couldnt execute under the pressure that brought. Delighted to see Shane Walsh score on the run, one weakness i saw alot in previous games is his pace and run power resulted in him mis-hitting the ball (dropping short) and not following through properly, looks like he has worked on that and slowed down to compose before kicking, great to watch.

What was the attendance on Sunday?
"hard work will always beat talent if talent doesn't work"

manfromdelmonte

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2146
    • View Profile
Re: Redux Connacht final 2018 thread
« Reply #46 on: June 19, 2018, 09:21:53 PM »
If a team and individual players don't work on their weaknesses then they really only have themselves to blame when those things let them down


Maroon Manc

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2074
    • View Profile
Re: Redux Connacht final 2018 thread
« Reply #48 on: June 20, 2018, 01:18:09 PM »
Many of us have been very critical of the kick out strategy since Kevin Walsh arrived and even during the league there wasn't a huge improvement, wasn't until the league final where we saw some real improvement. Lavelle is far less predictable and takes on short kickouts he wasn't prepared to do last year, his re-starts are quicker this year; On a few occasions on Sunday it only took him 5 seconds to    take his kick out after a Roscommon score or wide.

galwayman

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 932
    • View Profile
Re: Redux Connacht final 2018 thread
« Reply #49 on: June 20, 2018, 02:43:33 PM »
Many of us have been very critical of the kick out strategy since Kevin Walsh arrived and even during the league there wasn't a huge improvement, wasn't until the league final where we saw some real improvement. Lavelle is far less predictable and takes on short kickouts he wasn't prepared to do last year, his re-starts are quicker this year; On a few occasions on Sunday it only took him 5 seconds to    take his kick out after a Roscommon score or wide.
A case in point being the score immediately after the Roscommon penalty where he picked out Eoin Kerin with a restart and Armie ended up kicking the equaliser from that passage of play.

seafoid

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 21000
    • View Profile
Those biscuits are for the visitors

manfromdelmonte

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2146
    • View Profile
Re: Redux Connacht final 2018 thread
« Reply #51 on: June 21, 2018, 12:22:26 PM »
Many of us have been very critical of the kick out strategy since Kevin Walsh arrived and even during the league there wasn't a huge improvement, wasn't until the league final where we saw some real improvement. Lavelle is far less predictable and takes on short kickouts he wasn't prepared to do last year, his re-starts are quicker this year; On a few occasions on Sunday it only took him 5 seconds to    take his kick out after a Roscommon score or wide.
It did help that Roscommons best midfielder was gone off the.pitch after 25 mins