As the dust settles on the 2019 GAA Championships, Sure, official statistics partner to the GAA, has delved into Tipperary and Dublin's statistical supremacy that ultimately paved the way for All Ireland success.
What exactly is so special about Jim Gavin’s Dublin team that they’ve remained undefeated in Championship football for five years? Just how did Liam Sheedy turn Tipperary’s failure to escape the Munster Championship in 2018 into All Ireland success?
Sure has compiled and analysed every pass, tackle and shot of both Dublin and Tipperary’s championship seasons.
Dublin Statistical Analysis
- Dublin’s shot efficiency improved on the previous two campaigns at 66% compared with 64% and 62% in 2018 and 2017 respectively
- Dublin improved their ability to maintain possession allowing just 26 turnovers this year compared 44 in 2018
- Dublin maintained a pass completion rate of 96% which is on par with 97% in 2018 and 2017
- Scores from play were a key factor in deciding the replay versus Kerry. From play, Dublin converted 18 of their 28 scoring opportunities, while Kerry only managed to score 11 of their 24 chances
- Dublin won 85% of their own kickouts and won 27% of all opposition kickouts
Dublin and Kerry Championships stats 2019
Dublin Championship stats 2017 - 2019
Tipperary Statistical Analysis
- Tipperary scored 16-193 in the championship with 73% of their scores coming from play. This compares favourably with beaten finalists Kilkenny, who amassed 11-176, 59% of which came from play
- Seamus Callanan scored half of Tipperary’s 16 goals during the campaign, which equated to a goal per game for the star forward. Callanan also managed shot efficiency of 70% compared to an average team shot efficiency from play of 58%
- A key difference between Tipperary and Kilkenny over the course of the championship was the turnovers for and against with Tipp (54 won, 24 lost), in striking contrast with Kilkenny (31 won, 45 lost)
Kilkenny and Tipperary Championship stats 2019