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Unsettled culture undermining Tipp’s ability to be effective

Wednesday, 13th June, 2018 1:53pm
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Unsettled culture undermining Tipp’s ability to be effective

Jake Morris watching his effort for goal. Photograph: Bridget Delaney

Unsettled culture undermining Tipp’s ability to be effective

Jake Morris watching his effort for goal. Photograph: Bridget Delaney

So four Munster championship games and no wins. It is a statistic that is its own eternal truth. You can strip away all the bad luck, the injuries which never seemed to cease, and the times when we disappeared from games and claim all sorts of things as a series of unfortunate incidents. But the cold facts abide. We even managed to trump the old one about home advantage being an advantage.

Last Sunday you could argue that we were unlucky to have led for so long and to be caught late on. But to dwell on that would be the last resort of the delusional. The bare facts are numbing. After 25 minutes we led by 1-10 to 0-5. Over the following 48 minutes we were outscored 1-18 to 0-11. Over 48 minutes hurling that’s a serious trimming. In the last minute and a half, little more than the blink of an eye over 75 minutes, we conceded three points. When the deciding plays of the game were taking place we were springing leaks from all angles. It can be attributed to fatigue or whatever and there may well be something in that, but the fact remains that we were filleted when it most mattered.

 

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