My team for Sunday based on first two rounds and who I think is available
McBride (or Connolly)
Burke (Rian McBride if fit)
So I’m not innovating hugely there as it is based a lot on the last time out. But I don’t know how O Sullivan is, or how Joey Boland is going… Maybe Rushe could go to half back and one of those lads to midfield, but I am thinking if he is in MF he can go and contest our own puck outs on the half forward line.
We need McMorrow on the field, if not least to be a free man for our puckouts, he is the one guy you can give the ball to in a crowd. But there are a few potential midfielders there Connolly / McBride / McCaffery / Boland and they can go into other positions if needed.
I don’t like having the two young lads in the forwards together (Burke and Whitely), I think in a physical game we can only afford one of them. The forwards have to be creating turnovers and stopping their backs coming out. I also think this will be close enough and Ryan will get us three or four scores more from frees, that others won’t. And he can get goals. Dillon needs space on the wing too, he was lost at ff last week.
I am not mad about the forwards I have picked, I reckon we need a bit more in there, to get scores and to win ball. But it’s not too bad. We need Colm Cronin really badly to get in there.
We can absolutely win this…