O'Brien "best suited" to nullify McCaffrey threat

September 12, 2019

Dublin's Jack McCaffrey and Stephen O'Brien of Kerry

Former Kerry All-Ireland winning defender Marc Ó Sé believes Stephen O'Brien is the man best suited to try and nullify the threat of Dublin’s Jack McCaffrey this Saturday evening at Croke Park.

McCaffrey notched an impressive 1-3 from wing back in last Sunday week’s drawn All-Ireland final with the Kingdom and Ó Sé reckons O'Brien could be set to pick up where he left off on the speedy Clontarf defender at HQ.

“I think there will have to be a different plan for Jack McCaffrey,” he said at the launch of Eir Sports' new season of sports coverage. Stephen O'Brien finished up on him and I think he's probably the most suitable fella to mark Jack McCaffrey.

“It's a huge task to try to nullify McCaffrey, he's a serious footballer, kicking 1-3 from half-back. When you have to put a defender on him, it just shows you how good he is.

“That said, maybe that's not the way to go about it. Maybe we need to put a forward on him, maybe we need to put Jack McCaffrey on the back foot and see how does that work.

“And I think Stephen O'Brien would be the best suited for that because he's been in the form of his life this year.”

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