The former three time All-Ireland winner Donal Óg Cusack was on The Sunday Game today with fellow pundits Anthony Daly and Shane Dowling. The Cork man reckons that the Cork management are wrong it playing Mark Coleman as a sweeper.
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“Are Cork wronging Coleman here? He just doesn’t give you the feel that he knows how to play this role.
“Listen, it’s very easy to sit here and give out about lads and I’ve made mistakes myself but It’s like first-class defending,” added Cusack as he watched Kyle Hayes saunter past them for a first half goals.
“It’s one of the rules you’re taught in first class,” he said of Coleman, as he let Kyle Hayes turn him on the inside for his goal.
Cork just made this easy for Limerick. The movement from our forwards wasn’t good enough.
“We need to move it faster,” added the former goalkeeper.
“It’s slow ball. I was involved in plenty of short puck-outs and so on but I actually believed that if a goalkeeper can give a ball all the way into the full forward line if there’s space in front of him then that’s what he should do. Because Cork are getting mixed up between both worlds.
“I actually feel for Patrick Collins in the goals there, looking out at all those Limerick giants in front of him. And even if you look at the forwards, how many times are they just turning around back out the field.”
Retain possession, I get that, but who decided it’s better to make 6 passes in your full back line rather than playing the ball in to space down the other end? #corkvlimerick
— John Gardiner (@JohnGaa5) April 17, 2022