Burke is a decent free taker most of the time, so i think longer term I wouldn’t be worried, but tonight’s shooting was cat.
Now there are caveats, it was fairly wet and the ball and ground were slippy. Also there was an awkward wind. But even still, it was poor on the shooting.
The twin did effect things a lot. The slick Diublin interplay that was there in other games didn’t really work. Also, while Burke won us the game, I thought there was too many balls hit into him. On previous games those balls were being given out to the corner men. Speaking of which, Curry made a real difference when he came on. His speed opened things up a lot.
In the fourth quarter, it was all Dublin. The longer it would have went on, the more we would have won by. But haveing said that. They had their full forward (one of the Doyle’s) isolated on Smith in the full forward line for a lot of the second half. He just had to win one ball and we were toast. Thankfully he didn’t, but we should have had a cover man.
Whitley was an important factor for us, as was Conroy, Gray and Hayes. It was poor at times, but the conditions played a large part of that. When we got to grips with them, finally, we looked good.
I am a little worried we have too many options here, and as a result we aren’t fine tuning the team.