Big Match Analysis

Munster GAA Hurling Championships Senior  Semi Final, Tipperary v Limerick .Paddy Stapleton and Paul Curran go up for the high ball for Tipperary during Sunday's game.  Photo Andy Jay.
Need to Get Back to Basics is Glaringly Obvious

Need to Get Back to Basics is Glaringly Obvious

Make no mistake about it– Sunday’s defeat at the hands of Limerick in the Munster senior hurling semi-final is a big set back to The Premier County. It now means that Tipperary have lost competitive games to all hurling counties in Munster in 2013.

Leaving aside the fact that defeat was to be Tipperary’s lot and that the prospects of winning three Munster crowns in succession were shattered, this reversal of last years result leaves Eamon O’Shea, Paidi O’Neill and Michael Ryan with much head scratching to do in the coming days. Why? Because the nature of the defeat is deeply worrying for anyone associated with Tipperary hurling.

It’s simply proving too easy to knock Tipperary off stride at the present time and to upset the rhythm of quality sticksmen. If the perfect ball from defence to attack does not materialise, Tipperary will struggle to get scores and that fact was borne out in the Gaelic Grounds again on Sunday.

See this weeks Tipperary Star for full analysis.