O’Donoghue & O’Connor

O’Donoghue & O’Connor

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Something a little different.

James O’Donoghue & Cillian O’Connor are two of the best forwards in the game and their play had a huge bearing on the semi final. The below charts where they got on the ball with a quick review of the impact their interventions had.

This is not an exhaustive list of how they affected the game – we cannot see the runs they are making off the ball nor what their mere presence does to defensive alignments – but rather an indication of how successfully, or otherwise, they used the ball when they had it. As an aside some of their plays outside of the opposition’s 65 were

• O’Donoghue tackled Vaughan out over the sideline in Kerry’s half just after Keegan’s red card. This sideline possession led directly to Fitzgerald’s point.
• O’Connor fouled Walsh inside his own half slowing down a second half attack…

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