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