Tactics in hurling, do they work and whats the most effective? Or is it a hyoe of the modern game?
Reading some articles the past few days. Highlighted the fact that Kilkenny and Tipp over the last few years obviously have landed most all Irelands playing orthodox 15, though tgat could be argued to some degree. TJ also saying that Kilkenny will play you at any system and win because of the players. Again thats debatable.
But in hurling is it really a game where tactics really work? I remember the days when the 3rd midfielder was the big thing, revolutionary!!. Limerick of today play a lovely game working the lines but creating space inside.Corks running game of the 00s. Waterfords sweeper. Even ourselves under Dalo the extra defender.
But does it all just come down to best hurlers at the end of the day or has a tactic and gameplan won all Irelands for teams who might not be the best team?
At club level is it a big thing? Watching Cuala over the last few years the one tactic seemed to be get the ball to Con in the right area, and Cronins running game aided that