So what next for the O’Mahonys then?

by louthandproud on November 14, 2016

in Club

They defied the odds again.

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Here’s all the talking points from yesterdays game.

DE-FENCE

It is no secret the O’Mahonys can defend. A measly 3 points from play is all the Sarsfields forwards could muster or were allowed rather.

I said it yesterday they have a stockpile of man markers that can snuff out the opposition. Mickey Clarke and Kurt Murphy kept their inside forwards very quiet.

Ronan Byrne was asked to go with Louth before but surely they must be looking at Liam Dullaghan? his level of performances have been consistently high like his fitness levels since all year especially now in Leinster.

Then, the man stitching this defensive tapestry all together is John O’Brien. He cuts out attacks and starts them for the O’Mahonys. He’s not just a sweeper, he went toe to toe with Ray Cahill yesterday and kept him scoreless. It is his cool headed leadership that sets him apart.

Finnegan free taking

When your defenders are working as hard as they do. It is important that they feel rewarded. Similar to a big heavy pack in Rugby they need their number 10 to score the conversions to provide that job satisfaction.

Conor Finnegan is the O’Mahonys number 10 he settled them down kept them in front and from that everything flowed.
There must be a great confidence when they get a free they know Finnegan is going to score.

He’s a great asset to have and a massive one for the Quaysiders.

Loss of Crawley

Another game and another big player goes off.
Kevin Brennan made way in Aughrim against Baltinglass and yesterday Conor Crawley got a crack on the jaw from fellow army man Chalky White and He had to come off.

Losing their main focus up front and for kick outs the O’Mahony’s never even flinched.
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Instead they got on with it and replacement David Dowling had a splendid game and get the only point from play in the first half.

In comes Benny

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David Crawley was tipped to come into the goals but instead it was Brendan Traynor.

An outfielder by trade but has played in goals over the years. Just like Mayo situation bringing in a fresh goalkeeper has it’s risks but they shouldn’t have worried.

Traynor dealt with everything superbly, Clean sheet, short balls he caught on his chest and Kick outs were on the money too.

Rhode

They now face the Offaly Champions with huge Leinster pedigree.

The game is in Drogheda again in two weeks time.

They’ll be unfancied and massive underdogs.

Somehow I don’t think the ‘Grand all team’ will care.

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