Former Kerry star Darragh O Se believes Galway’s defensive system needs to serve their forwards’ interests if they are to compete with the likes of Dublin and believes Roscommon have a chance of successfully retaiing their Connacht football title on Sunday (17th June).
Writing in his Irish Times column, O Se believes the Tribesmen are a coming teams but that manager Kevin Walsh needs to make the most out of their flair players.
“Does he hear people giving out about Galway’s defensive style of play,” wrote O Se. “Probably. Does he care? Not for a second.
Darragh Ó Sé: Galway’s defensive system must serve interests of their forwards https://t.co/h7EjE0GDnP
— Irish Times Sport (@IrishTimesSport) June 13, 2018
“Galway are a coming team, that’s obvious to everyone. They’re fast, they’re physical, they’re very difficult to play against.
“There’s no question but that Galway needed to develop a better way of defending than they had previously. They were beaten far too easily when they got to Croke Park in recent years and there’s no future in that for any decent team.
“(Damien) Comer is a prime example of what is possible for Galway. He is loving being the leader of their attack. You can see it in him – he wants the responsibility, he wants the opposition to come up with plans especially for him.
“The Connacht final against Roscommon on Sunday will give them a really good idea of where they stand. I’m told the Rossies gave Cork a good trimming in a challenge game recently and Kevin McStay is too clever a coach to just send his players running down blind alleys.
If they can do that and if they can be patient and take their scores, I would give the Rossies a good chance on Sunday.”
Galway face Roscommon in the 2018 Connacht Senior Football Final on Sunday, 17th June. Throw-in at Dr. Hyde Park is 4pm.
Kevin McStay names his team for @ConnachtGAA Final against Galway. 33 out of 34 players available for selection. Only Ciarán Lennon (Broken Thumb) not considered due to injury, otherwise a clean bill of health for 2018 Connacht Final #rosgaa #gaa pic.twitter.com/qvK4QMGzGb
— Roscommon GAA (@RoscommonGAA) June 10, 2018