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
|Team||Possessions||Shots||Shot Rate||Scores||Success Rate||Weighting|
|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
|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
|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.
|Team “coughing up possession”||Volume||Shots from Turnovers||%|
|Misplaced Pass||Tackled||Shots not going dead||Other|
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.
|Dublin’s kickouts||Won||%||Turned into a possession||%||Shot||%|
|Meath’s kickouts||Won||%||Turned into a possession||%||Shot||%|
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
Players with >= 2 shots from play
|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|