*Clare’s Cian O’Dea is challenged. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill
A GLORIOUS CHANCE to start the All-Ireland SFC on a high resulted in a lowpoint of Colm Collins’ tenure as discussed in our latest episode of The Water Break.
Clare’s five point loss to Donegal on Saturday puts them under pressure to get a result against either Monaghan or Derry to advance to a preliminary quarter-final.
On the latest edition of The Water Break, Ennistymon senior footballer Sean Rouine and Junior A championship winning manager with Clarecastle and freelance reporter Derek Dormer pick up the pieces in Cusack Park.
Items covered on the Clár:
- Blow of a starting on a loss
- How things can be salvaged
- Shackled by zonal systems
- Getting the balance right on attacking vs defending
- Playing in a defence orientated team
- Bringing quicker transitions instead on ponderous handpasses
- Game time for Ikem Ugwueru can shake things up for Clare
- ‘Mark the man not the space’.
- Only Clare’s best performance can beat Monaghan