Friday 26 May 2017

Two very alarming statistics have emerged this weekend from the National League

Kerry and Tyrone players tussle off the ball. Allianz Football League, Division 1, Round 7, Tyrone v Kerry. Healy Park, Omagh, Co. Tyrone. Picture credit: Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE
Kerry and Tyrone players tussle off the ball. Allianz Football League, Division 1, Round 7, Tyrone v Kerry. Healy Park, Omagh, Co. Tyrone. Picture credit: Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE

The Dublin-Derry diabolical debacle has been the talk of the gaelic football world for the last week and a number of statistics have emerged to back up the opinion of many, that the game is suffering.

The victory for Jim Gavin's side nine days ago came after a turgid encounter at GAA headquarters where Derry's defensive efforts, coupled with Dublin's difficulties in breaking them down, saw many fans boo both sets of players off at half time.

Many observers have blamed Donegal for the amount of teams using ultra-defensive tactics and are wide of the mark when you consider that they scored 3-14 on their way to beating the Dubs last year.

Two very accomplished journalists have unearthed two statistics which are very worrying for fans of the big ball game.

 




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