Donnelly impressed by Dublin shooting

February 13, 2018

Tyrone's Mattie Donnelly.
©INPHO/Ryan Byrne.

Matthew Donnelly believes Tyrone can learn a lot from Dublin's uncanny economy in front of the posts.

While the All-Ireland champions have been coming through their league games to date registering very few wides, Tyrone have been struggling in front of the posts. The Ulster champion, for example, were guilty of twelve wides against the Dubs in Omagh earlier this month, while the visitors were off target just twice that day.

"Dublin are the best team. They are the benchmark in Ireland," the Red Hands captain told The Irish Independent. "You just have to look at their shot execution. They had two wides last week against us. Even in the All-Ireland final, they might only have had two wides as well.

"So, the top teams have a really high conversion rate and we felt that alone let us down and then you take into consideration the two goals, soft goals we conceded [against Dublin], you would think on paper we don't look too far away."

There was certainly nothing wrong with the Trillick clubman's late, late strike against Kildare on Sunday!



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