The excellent Ray Boyne has been analysing kick outs and puck outs through this year's league campaigns to see if teams actually have any advantage from their own kick out.
In football, Stephen Cluxton has revolutionised the idea of the kick out by building a game plan on short and quick restarts to make sure of possession, rather than punting down the field in hope more than expectation. It'll come as no surprise to the Dublin set-up that Boyne's stats show these are the types of kick outs that work best. Indeed one would wonder why it took us 125 years to figure that one out.
Meanwhile in hurling, the difference between puck outs that are taken quickly and those that take their time over it is even more staggering. In fact, Boyne found that puck outs which took more than ten seconds favoured the opposition ever so slightly.