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GAA Notes 30th June 2014

posted Jul 1, 2014, 10:24 AM by Mark Baldwin
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Waterford V Laois
It was once said that, to a man with a hammer, everything looks like a nail. This was certainly the case with Laois last Saturday as they brazenly persisted with a four to five man forward line even as they fell further and further behind. I eventually saw three men in the full forward line with about five minutes to go but by then the crowd and the Waterford lads were looking ahead.
    The employment of tactics in hurling has taken on new and more complex terms even in the last five years with extra defenders and midfielders popping up from all areas. The tactic of crowding the opposition midfield or half-forward line works especially well if the opposition is markedly superior to your own team and, by keeping out the psychological impact of a goal, you can keep the score down and give yourselves hope and confidence. The problem comes when, as Waterford did on Saturday, the superior team scores a few long range points to stretch their lead and attacks down the wings where there is more space. The 7-3-4 formation is horribly ill-equipped to play catch-up and with Waterford eight points up at halftime, the game was effectively over.
     From a Waterford point of view, the form of Kevin Moran and Jake Dillon was very encouraging with Colin Dunford adding a lot of pace to the forward line. We're still searching for a good big man to lead the forward line but if we can get the space to use our quick forwards we can hold our own against a lot of teams. 

Well Done 
Remiss of me not to wish him luck last week but well done to Jordan Henley who appeared for Waterford minors last Wednesday night in their excellent victory over Clare and we wish him all the best in preparation for the Munster final

Well done to the Scoil Mhuire camogie team who a county final recently

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