Sligo V Roscommon 2015 Connacht Championship

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Overall

Team Possessions Attacks Attack % Shots Shot % Scores Success % Weighting
Sligo 52 37 71% 28 76% 15 54% +1.531
Roscommon 55 39 71% 28 72% 13 48% -0.801
Avg 37.0 28.7 77.7% 14.7 51.2%

A relatively even set of returns. Though Roscommon had three more possessions (in the main due to their kickout supremacy) both teams transferred the ball into an attack and a subsequent shot at very similar rates. What difference there was came in the form of Sligo’s superior shooting – and the goal.

Shots from Play

Team Shots Scores Success % Weighting
Sligo 22 11 50% +1.599
Roscommon 22 10 45% +0.023
Avgs 21.4 9.7 45.3%

Adrian Marren had an absolute stormer scoring 0–04 from 5 attempts; two each on his left and right and all from outside the 20m line.

Outside of Marren there will be areas of concern. Although the rest of the team’s point attempts were average (44% Conversion Rate with a weighting of -0.126) you get the sense that average wont suffice against Mayo whilst the only goal attempts Sligo created were the penalty and a Kelly snapshot from a rebound. They didn’t really manufacture goal chances.

Roscommon had their Marren in Cathal Cregg who also scored 0-04 from outside the 20m line but none of the other forwards stood up (E Smith & S Kilbride combined for 0-02 from 9 attempts). Whereas Sligo had the two Breheny’s & Hughes contributing 0–02 each Roscommon relied on Cafferky & Daly coming up from the back to bolster their scoring.

Shots from deadballs

Player Shots Scores Success % Weighting
A Marren (Sligo) 6 4 67% -0.068
C Murtagh (Roscommon) 3 2 67% -0.229
F Cregg (Roscommon) 1 1 100% +0.397
D O’Malley (Roscommon) 1 0 0% -0.389
D Murtagh (Roscommon) 1 0 0% -0.603
team avgs 7.2 4.9 68.7%

Marren’s free taking was below average getting the two close in and converting one of three from >= 35m. His most important contribution was the penalty however. In the last three years ~82% of penalties have been converted however in a weekend when Munnelly missed one for Laois, as did Gollogly for Monaghan, their conversion should never be taken for granted.

Slight bit of a quirk in Roscommon’s deadballs in that they all came from the left. Four players combined for a Conversion Rate of 50% (4 from 6) and a weighting of -0.824. Hindsight is a great thing but in a game when you are behind, and time matters, bringing your goalie up to attempt an outrageously difficult 45 was the not the greatest idea.

Kickouts

Sligo’s kickouts Won % Turned into an attack % Shot %
Sligo 16 64% 10 63% 9 56%
Roscommon 9 36% 5 56% 3 33%
Roscommon’s kickouts Won % Turned into an attack % Shot %
Sligo 4 17% 2 50% 1 25%
Roscommon 19 83% 16 84% 11 58%

Roscommon lorded their own kickouts winning 83%. It could have been even more impressive as they gained possession on 18 of their first 19 kickouts but the introduction of Gilmartin seemed to add some beef to Sligo’s midfield.

Given Roscommon’s dominance it was no surprise to see Sligo going short. Almost one in three (8 of 25) of their kickouts went short whilst Devaney was also very good at finding men when they came open. Sligo won 8 of the 17 kickouts they sent past the 45 – 5 of those 8 were won relatively cleanly.

Turnovers

Team giving up the ball Pass In the Tackle from a Shot Other
Sligo 12 6 1 6
Roscommon 18 5 3 4

Roscommon’s passing was poor with 18 going astray including four passes into the forward line where the forwards lost a contested ball.

Sligo were much neater only giving the ball away in the pass 12 times

Shot Charts

Sligo’s shooting
Sligo shooting (V Roscommon 15)

Roscommon’s shooting
Roscommon shooting (V Sligo 15)
x = missed, disc = score, yellow = deadball, black = 1st half from play, white = 2nd half from play,

Players with >= 3 shots from play

Shots Scores Success % Weighting
C Gregg (Roscommon) 6 4 67% +1.589
E Smith (Roscommon) 6 2 33% -0.538
A Marren (Sligo) 5 4 80% +2.063
M Breheny (Sligo) 4 2 50% +0.398
P Hughes (Sligo) 4 2 50% -0.076
C Breheny (Sligo) 3 2 67% +0.757
D Kelly (Sligo) 3 1 33% -0.422
S Kilbride (Roscommon) 3 0 0% -1.115
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