Off The Ball: Defence dominates but real challenge is to a find right balance
Published 06/05/2015 | 02:30
I hope Joe Brolly and Pat Spillane were on holidays with no TV or internet access because defensive systems won all the prizes at the weekend.
Floyd Mayweather, as usual, refused to get involved in exchanges and convincingly beat the Pac Man. The lads would call it 'puke boxing'. The boxing analysts called it a masterclass. The fans booed Mayweather. Styles make fights but no one seems to be able to counteract Mayweather's.
Waterford dominated Cork in the hurling league final with a defensive display out of the top drawer. Yes they scored 1-24 but their win was based on an outstanding defence that held Cork to three points from play in the first half and only ten in total.