Tuesday 22 August 2017

Colm Parkinson: Defensive game-plan needs a clear idea in attack

John Heslin: Would have been a better lone attacker for Westmeath
John Heslin: Would have been a better lone attacker for Westmeath

Colm Parkinson

Westmeath were right to use a defensive game-plan the Leinster final against Dublin.

However, they got their attacking tactics all wrong. There seemed to be absolutely no understanding from the Westmeath management about what makes a defensive game-plan work. Packing the defence is the easy part.

Westmeath played Shane Dempsey as a lone attacker. He's fast but lacks the strength to hold off two defenders.

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