Dublin v Meath 2014 Championship

For those new to the blog, or who haven’t been here for a while, please find a refresher on the definitions and how the numbers are compiled here

Overall

Team Possessions Shots Shot Rate Scores Success Rate Weighting
Dublin 57 48 84% 23 48% -1.590
Meath 37 27 73% 11 41% -2.514
Champ (’12 & ’13 avg) 35.8 27.6 77.2% 14.1 51.0%

Dublin blew Meath away but, from a Meath perspective, it could have been worse. Against Wexford and Laois the Success Rates were 60% & 55% respectively. Here Dublin’s shooting was of a more pedestrian nature thus, remarkeably, keeping the score in check.

What is remarkable is the very high Shot Rates that Dublin are maintaining. 84% here after 82% and 80% in the previous two games – all on attacking possessions in the 50s. Dublin continue to get a phenomenal amount of ball inside the opposition’s 45 and continually produce shots from that possession.

Shots from Play

Team Shots Scores Success Rate Weighting
Dublin 41 18 44% -2.236
Meath 23 8 35% -2.714
Champ avgs (’12 & ’13) 20.3 9.2 45.4%

41 shots from play is verging on ridiculous though. Looking at the Success Rate & weighting we see that it is the volume of their shots, rather than the forwards accuracy, that led to a big score here. This has not been the case when we look at the entirety of their Leinster campaign however.

From play Dublin are converting at 48.2% (54 from 112 shots) with a combined weighting of +0.803.

Against Meath they had eight goal attempts converting three (about average). Over the three games they are averaging 7.33 shots at goal a game converting 32% (7 from 22).

Between them the two Brogans and McManamon had 17 attempts at a point. McManamon had a fine game converting 71% (5 from 7) but the two Brogans combined only converted 30% (3 from 10)

Shots from deadballs

Player Shots Scores Success Rate Weighting
B Brogan (Dublin) 4 4 100% 1.175
D Connolly (Dublin) 2 0 0% -1.094
S Cluxton (Dublin) 1 1 100% +0.565
S O’Rourke (Meath) 2 2 100% +0.685
M Newman (Meath) 2 1 50% -0.486
team avgs (’12 & ’13 Champ) 7.3 4.9 66.7%

Mixed bag from a Dublin perspective. Brogan was very steady whilst Cluxton chipped in with his customary 45. Connolly’s two misses were from wide on the right and whilst it should not be too big an issue – given the sheer volume of shots Dublin take – I’m sure the back room team would have liked to see one go over in case they are required in future games.

Turnovers

Team “coughing up possession” Volume Shots from Turnovers %
Dublin 26 11 42%
Meath 28 20 71%

 

Misplaced Pass Tackled Shots not going dead Other
Dublin 11 5 10 0
Meath 17 5 3 3

Dublin managed to convert 71% of the turnovers they extracted from Meath into a shot. We have seen that their shooting was slightly off in this game however if they maintain that shot rate in games to come then turnover ball will be a huge component of their scoring.

Kickouts

Dublin’s kickouts Won % Turned into a possession % Shot %
Dublin 18 78% 13 72% 12 67%
Meath 5 22% 4 80% 2 40%
Meath’s kickouts Won % Turned into a possession % Shot %
Dublin 10 31% 10 100% 9 90%
Meath 22 69% 17 77% 13 59%

Once again an area of huge strength for Dublin.

Meath did not use the short kickout (only going short on 5 of their 32 kickouts). Given this they had a respectable 17-10 “win” rate over Dublin on kickouts past the 45 however Dublin converted 90% of those wins into a shot. Meath could only convert 53% of their 17 wins to a shot.

On the flipside Dublin went short on 35% of their kickouts (8 from 23) getting 5 shots. Of the remaining 14 kickouts Dublin won 9 to Meath’s 5 with Dublin’s two goals coming directly from kickouts won past the 45

Shot Charts

Dublin’s shooting
Dublin shooting (V Meath)

Meath’s shooting
Meath shooting (V Dublin)
x = missed, disc = score, yellow = deadball, black = 1st half from play, white = 2nd half from play

Players with >= 2 shots from play

Shots Scores Success Rate Weighting
K McManamon (Dublin) 9 6 67% +1.659
B Brogan (Dublin) 7 3 43% -0.750
M Newman (Meath) 6 2 33% -0.832
A Brogan (Dublin) 5 1 20% -1.399
E O’Gara (Dublin) 4 2 50% -0.022
C Costello (Dublin) 4 1 25% -1.040
S Bray (Meath) 3 2 67% +0.808
P Flynn (Dublin) 3 1 33% -0.217
D Connolly (Dublin) 3 1 33% -0.566
J Wallace (Meath) 3 0 0% -1.633
A Tormey (Meath) 2 2 100% +1.142
D Rock (Dublin) 2 1 50% +0.234
D Bray (Meath) 2 1 50% +0.076
G Reilly (Meath) 2 0 0% -0.858
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One Response to “Dublin v Meath 2014 Championship”

  1. Dublin V Longford 2015 Leinster Championship | dontfoul Says:

    […] in 2014 when Dublin had way more attacks (57 then versus 48 here) and shots (48 versus 39) against Meath than they did here they couldn’t put up anywhere near as good a […]

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