During his playing career Joe Brolly was invariably known as a 'nippy' corner forward. He certainly had pace but also an ability to create space for himself allowing him to utilise his speed.
In his Sunday Independent column, the RTÉ analyst revealed how he developed his spatial awareness. Taking some inspiration Bruce Lee, who would spar blindfolded, Brolly did likewise on the GAA pitch.
As a student in Trinity, I took to going out onto the pitch early in the morning, blindfolding myself and kicking points. First from a few yards in front of the goals. Then 10 metres. Then 20. Then slowly towards the sideline. In the end, I became almost impossible to block down and was rarely caught in possession.
He goes on to call Peter Canavan a "master of time and space". Take five minutes to watch the two-time All-Ireland winner demonstrate this during his club career with Errigal Ciaran.
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