"I don't think it has anything to do with the weight of the ball"

June 18, 2021

Wexford's Lee Chin. ©INPHO/Oisin Keniry.

Wexford star Lee Chin feels the high-scoring nature of this year’s Allianz Hurling League campaign is down to the “skill and tactics” of teams.

Chin was one of the league’s top scorers with 1-40 to his name as the Slaneysiders won three of their give outings in Division 1 Group B.

Speaking to RTE Sport at the launch of the Centra Community Matters campaign, the 28-year-old feels that players should be credited for the high-scoring games nowadays and not light sliotars or high free-counts.

"It comes down to a lot of skill," said Chin. "The way some teams approach a game now, it's just about possession.

"Players are so good these days, so skilful, quick to adapt to a situation – when an individual is under pressure, just how quick their hands or stick pass is. The ball is always being moved to the guy in a better position pretty rapidly.

"I just think it's down to a lot of skill and tactics. There’s guys who are getting more accurate also.

"Should the ball be heavier? I wouldn’t be in favour of it. I don’t think it has anything to do with the weight of the ball. If a guy is able to put the ball over the bar from his own ’45, it’s definitely a skill in some people’s armour. A lot of these things have different elements."

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