Mayo V Tyrone 2013

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Team Possessions Shots Shot Rate Scores Success Rate Weighting
Mayo 42 34 81% 17 50% -2.173
Tyrone 30 25 83% 13 52% +0.3425
2012 avg 35.28 27.02 76.6% 13.96 51.67%

Both team’s Shot Success Rates were quite similar however Tyrone just did not have enough shots. Mayo’s poor weighting shows that they had a propensity to miss easier chances (McLoughlin & Varley missed frees come to mind) but Tyrone took nine less shots. There was just no overcoming that level of a deficit without Mayo’s shooting imploding.

In their four games prior to this Mayo had averaged 34 shots a game whilst Tyrone allowed 23.5. For Tyrone to proceed they were always going to have to ‘manage’ Mayo’s shot count and though they were ahead for the majority of the 1st half they never really did that

Possessions Shots Shot Rate Scores Success Rate Weighting
Mayo 1st half 20 16 80% 6 38% -2.685
Mayo 2nd half 22 18 82% 11 61% +0.513

It was more Mayo’s accuracy, than their shot count, that kept Tyrone ahead in that first half. Once their accuracy picked up they started to pull ahead.

Shots from Play

Team Shots Scores Success Rate Weighting
Mayo 23 10 43% -1.148
Tyrone 18 10 56% +2.241
2012 team avgs 20.14 9.36 46.5%

Tyrone’s shooting from play was much better than Mayo’s – at the risk of repeating myself they just did not have enough shots.

No one player dominated the shooting from either team with Varley’s four shots topping the returns. Whilst his radar was off Dillon, Barrett & Keegan’s were very much on.

The spread of shooters between the teams was quite similar with 13 from Mayo, and 12 from Tyrone, taking a shot.

Coming in to the game Mayo’s shooting had only faced pressure on 38% of shots. In this game Tyrone pressurized 61% of Mayo’s shots (14 of 23) which will be a factor in the poor weighting.

Conversely the Mayo defense had pressurised 67% of all their opponent’s shots from play but only pressurised 44% (8/18) of Tyrone’s shots.

Shots from deadballs

Player Shots Scores Success Rate Weighting
A Freeman (Mayo) 5 4 80% +0.493
K McLoughlin (Mayo) 2 1 50% -0.671
E Varley (Mayo) 2 0 0% -1.502
R Hennelly (Mayo) 1 1 100% +0.500
C O’Connor (Mayo) 1 1 100% +0.155
D McCurry (Tyrone) 4 2 50% -0.838
S Cavanagh (Tyrone) 3 1 33% -1.060
2012 team avgs 6.88 4.6 66.9%

Deadball striking is possibly one area of concern for Mayo heading into the final. O’Connor, including this game, was 100% (12 from 12) from deadballs.

Prior to last year’s final I was worried about Mayo’s free taking from the right hand side. Since then McLoughlin had stepped up hitting 100% in the three Connacht championship games (6 from 6) however he has hit two terrible frees, one against Donegal & one from basically in front of the goal here. After that miss Varley stepped up as the left footed free taker however he missed his two attempts.

A bright note for Mayo was Freeman’s free taking. Stepping up unexpectedly he scored an excellent penalty as well as slotting three from three on frees. His only miss was a 45 with the last kick of the game.

In a two game stretch against Meath & Kildare McCurry & Cavanagh hit 89% between them (16 from 18). Tyrone could have really done with some of that accuracy here. Either side of the goal both McCurry & Cavanagh missed frees that Tyrone really needed to keep tabs with a resurgent Mayo.

In a game where they had nine less shots Tyrone could have really done with the Meath/Kildare output rather than the 43% return (3 from 7, weighting – 1.898) they had here.

Shot Charts

Mayo’s shooting

Mayo shooting

Tyrone’s shooting

Tyrone shots

x = missed, disc = score, yellow = deadball, white = play

Mayo-Tyrone kickouts

The volume of kickouts won is a stat that becomes less meaningful the more short kickouts there are. 41% (20 of 49) of all kickouts in this game were short with only one not resulting in the kickout team gaining possession.

Mayo had 11 short kickouts and were very successful with them – they managed to get a shot seven times (64%) from the possession that ensued. Tyrone on the other hand only managed to get three (33%) shots from their nine short kickouts whilst also conceding a shot to Mayo on the one that went astray.

When the kickouts went past the 45m line Mayo were dominant on their own kickout winning possession on 70% (7 from 10) whilst put Tyrone under pressure on theirs. On Tyrone’s non short kickouts Mayo won possession on 53% (10 from 19)

Players with >= 2 shots from play

Shots Scores Success Rate Weighting
E Varley (Mayo) 4 1 25% -0.741
D McCurry (Tyrone) 3 2 67% +0.938
A Dillon (Mayo) 3 2 67% +0.420
A Freeman (Mayo) 3 1 33% -0.103
C Barrett (Mayo) 2 2 100% +1.215
C McAliskey (Tyrone) 2 2 100% +1.173
L Keegan (Mayo) 2 2 100% +0.891
S Cavanagh (Tyrone) 2 1 50% +0.230
C McGinley (Tyrone) 2 1 50% -0.159
C Clarke (Tyrone) 2 0 0% -0.723
M Conroy (Mayo) 2 0 0% -1.196

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2 Responses to “Mayo V Tyrone 2013”

  1. williejoe Says:

    Cracking stats, lads! You might just want to change the title of the post, though – this one definitely wasn’t Donegal all over again from our point of view.

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