The puckouts were so poor and short, it was not possible to blame the halfforwards. Connolly did not appear to do much whereas Paul Crummy who started wing forward was quite lively. That said, I see it as the big issue for us. If he plays a sweeper for the year, I’ll stop attending. Otherwise he needs to allow lads to hurl depending on what us in front of them, and he needs to get a halfforwards line that can win ball. In truth, all six forwards need to be able to win their own ball, dirty or otherwise. We cannot afford too many small skilful lads who need others to give them the ball.
Today was grand but it was against Antrim who are fairly poor. We will learn far more from challenge matches.