We Have Waited Too Long For A Flare Up On The Sunday Game

We Have Waited Too Long For A Flare Up On The Sunday Game
By Hal LaRoux
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It's times like this when it would be ideal to find out which papers the Colm O'Rourke household gets delivered. Surely the Irish Times is read at his desk at St Pats each morning with a flask of tae, but what about the Derry Journal, is he a keen admirer of the Joe Brolly column. Last night snuggled up on the couch beside Joe in Montrose it appeared he hadn't got to it just yet. But here you go Colm.. take it all in


'Hokum analysis’

Colm O’Rourke said on RTE on sunday that Donegal beat Kildare because they renounced the negative game plan of the first half and went on the attack. This is hokum analysis, nothing more than an emotional response to what unfolded and a wish to see things as he would like them to be, not as they are. Donegal’s strategy remained constant, based on overwhelming defensive work coupled with counter-attacking at speed, sniping scores mainly through the brilliance of Michael Murphy and the ruthless punishing of any mistakes in the Kildare defence. The only differences between the first half and the rest were that Michael Murphy wasn’t playing (until the 28th minute) and the game inevitably became more tense as it moved towards the final whistle(s).

If Mark McHugh had scored the goal he ought to have in the 26th minute, Colm would have had no complaints about Donegal’s attacking play.


Colm. maybe you can write a column about this video..



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