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Corofin V St. Vincents 2015 Club Championship

February 17, 2015

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 Attacks Attack % Shots Shot Rate Scores Success Rate Weighting
Corofin 49 32 65% 25 78% 15 60% +1.004
St. Vincents 48 33 69% 20 61% 10 50% -0.346
Avg (70 mins) 37.0 28.7 77.7% 14.7 51.2%

Overall a pretty even game except for when it came to the sharp end of the attack.

Both teams had, relatively speaking, the same volume of possessions and attacks but Corofin were more adept at getting shots off and were also more accurate with the shots they attempted.

A quick note on the possession and shot volumes. The possession volume is a new metric but Kerry & Mayo combined for 96 possessions in their opening league encounter – over 70 minutes. 97 possessions over 60 minutes indicates just how free flowing the game was. Similarly pro rating an average of 37 attacks at inter county level to 60 minutes means that the average shots per team should have come in at 31.7 – these returns are bang on inter county standard.

1st Half

Team Possessions Attacks Attack % Shots Shot Rate Scores Success Rate Weighting
Corofin 26 19 73% 16 84% 9 56% +0.606
St. Vincents 24 18 75% 10 56% 7 70% +1.896

2nd Half

Team Possessions Attacks Attack % Shots Shot Rate Scores Success Rate Weighting
Corofin 23 13 57% 9 69% 6 67% +0.398
St. Vincents 24 15 63% 10 67% 3 30% -2.242

Interesting half on half comparisons. Corofin were brilliant in that first half getting 16 shots from 19 attacks whilst also returning well above inter county standard on their shooting. Returning a 56% Success Rate and a positive weighting whilst missing a penalty is very impressive!

St. Vincent’s execution in that first half matched Corofin’s overall excellence converting 70% of their shots. Quality on quality. Unfortunately for both the returns dipped in the second half however this was more troublesome for St. Vincents. They could not maintain the shooting accuracy only scoring three points from ten attempts. Without a significant uptick in shot production this drop off enabled Corofin to get over the line quite comfortably in the end.

Shots from Play

Team Shots Scores Success Rate Weighting
Corofin 20 11 55% +1.368
St. Vincents 16 7 44% -0.366
Avgs (70 mins) 21.4 9.7 45.3%

Going for points both teams recorded 50% Success Rates; Corofin – 8 from 16 with a weighting of +0.47; St. Vincents 7 from 14 with a weighting of +0.31.

Corofin however scored 1-02 from their 4 goal attempts whilst St. Vincents returned nothing from their two attempts. This (and the penalties of course) was the real difference between the teams.

We can’t really leave here without mentioning Michael Lundy. He was on fire converting 4 of his 6 point attempts but it is the hidden stats, that won’t show up anywhere else, that are more impressive.

It was he who was fouled for Sice’s three free kick conversions. It was he who set up Farragher for the goal right after providing the pass into Sice for the penalty. Oh he also provided at least one assist that I saw. All immense. But what I liked best was Corofin’s third point and his first. It came immediately after Vincent’s totemic player, Darren Connolly, had gotten on the score sheet with a lovely point from the right. Next attack Lundy takes it upon himself to shoot. Consciously or otherwise it was a statement of intent and defiance.

Shots from deadballs

Player Shots Scores Success Rate Weighting
G Sice (Corofin) 3 3 100% +0.390
I Burke (Corofin) 1 1 100% +0.064
G Delaney (Corofin) 1 0 0% -0.818
T Quinn (St. Vincents) 3 2 67% -0.004
D Connolly (St. Vincents) 1 1 100% +0.064
team avgs (70 mins) 7.2 4.9 68.7%

All the regulation frees were converted.

The deadballs really revolved around the penalties. In three years 88% of penalties have been converted hence why Delany’s weighting is so negative – a penalty miss is rare enough. On the flip side Quinn’s weighting doesn’t really get a bump for converting his.

It was also interesting how both teams approached their respective 45s. St. Vincents took their time relying on Quinn (whose attempt dropped short) whereas Corofin took a quick one looking to engineer a shot closer in.


Corofin’s kickouts Won % Turned into a possession % Shot %
Corofin 9 56% 5 56% 5 56%
St. Vincents 7 44% 6 86% 3 43%
St. Vincent’s kickouts Won % Turned into a possession % Shot %
Corofin 8 47% 6 75% 4 50%
St. Vincents 9 53% 5 56% 3 33%

St. Vincents struggled here. Whilst they won the same volume of kickouts as Corofin they converted three fewer of these wins into attacks. Dig deeper again though and you’ll find that Corofin converted six of the nine shots that emanated from winning kickouts into points. St. Vincents? Only the one.

Shot Charts

Corofin’s shooting
Corifin shooting

St. Vincents’s shooting
Vincents shooting
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 Rate Weighting
M Lundy (Corofin) 6 4 67% +1.187
Michael Farragher (Corofin) 5 3 60% +0.979
I Burke (Corofin) 4 4 100% +1.365
D Connolly (St. Vincents) 3 2 67% +0.782
R Treanor (St. Vinvents) 3 2 67% +0.451