DJ CAREY: Hurling in danger of being ‘strangled’ by tactics
KILKENNY hurling legend DJ Carey has expressed his disappointment at the lack of exciting contests that the hurling Championship has served up so far.
While praising some individual team performances, particularly Tipperary, he said the games themselves have fallen far short of the excitement levels experienced at the same stage last year. And the Gowran man suggested the game is in danger of being “strangled” because of an over-emphasis on tactics.
“You’d wonder where the excitement has disappeared to at this stage of the hurling Championship,” DJ writes in his weekly Irish Mirror column.
“Think back to this time last year when a number of epic contests had already been served up. Have we even had one yet this year?
“We’ve had some excellent team performances – particularly from Tipperary in their two outings – while Cork impressed in Limerick having been poor the week before. But overall it has all been a little flat. Is it that the game has gone so tactical that it’s being strangled? It seems to be win or bust.”
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