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Eamon O'Shea Has Completely Turned Hurling Analysis On Its Head

Eamon O'Shea Has Completely Turned Hurling Analysis On Its Head
By Mark Farrelly Updated

If there's one thing I've learned from listening to Cyril Farrell and his comrades in the world of hurling analysis it's that all matches are decided on one aspect: 'hunger.'

It's simple; the team that wins was hungrier, the other team didn't want it enough.

However after Eamon O'Shea's comment on Tipp FM yesterday, I don't know what to believe any more as he argued that Tipperary lost to Limerick because they were TOO hungry.

O'Shea said:

We did tense a bit in terms of what we wanted from the game and as the game closed out.

Some of that anxiousness comes from a desire to win – we have a huge desire to win and to get over the line. I do think sometimes it restricts some players. These players are very focused on winning and maybe we were too focused on winning.

Now this may indeed be a salient point from O'Shea but what does it mean for hurling analysis? Maybe the generic 'they didn't show enough hunger' get-out-of-jail insight will no longer cut the beef? I await the next installment of  The Sunday Game with pessimistic anticipation.

hat-tip: Independent.ie

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