Cork Hurlers - Part 2

red&blue

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Interesting discussion on our options.

For what it’s worth I think center foward is the key role and will be between Conor Lehane, Darragh Fitzgibbon and if fit Mark Coleman. It’s probably the only free role in hurling outside of center back so the selectors will want one of our key hurlers there to dictate the play. Long term I think it’s the best place for Coleman but in the meantime I’d love to see Fitzy tried there when he’s back fit and we know what Lehane brings to the role.

I don’t think Robbie has the composure to play there but can obviously fit in on the wing but I would love to see him in the corner as he has a burst of pace and an eye for goal
 

Thistlecrack

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I think Hayes would be worth playing at half forward. Tim as well as he doesn't have the shooting and eye for scoring to be an inside forward. Tim a possibility for midfield too I guess. Robbie will probably be played on the 40 too but I would love to see him been given a chance in the full forward line, and especially at full forward. I think the corner suits Connolly better and the model that Flanagan has invented as Limericks full forward is the way to go in my opinion. Strong, mobile who floats around and picks off 4 or 5 points a game because full backs just cannot get close enough to him. Robbie can be that player but he'll probably be needed on the wing to grab ball and run up and down the line.

Harnedy is 33 this year which isn't over the hill but he's given so much and unfair to expect him to carry things again. However another good year out of him would be ideal as the new talent hopefully bridges the gap.

Midfield is a huge issue of who's your best pairing. Regardless of club form and what he has done in the past, Fitzgibbon has to evolve with the game to stay there. He is just too easy to bully and teams have found out how to negate his influence to a few trademark bursts. We also haven't found a guy to help him there in that regard. Lads like Meade have been nothing short of professional servants but they're jack of all trade lads who could do a job anywhere on the pitch reallt without excelling in any position. No doubt Fitzgibbon one of the most electric players in the country and you'd hope Pat finds a place for him and I'm sure he will. Realistically you're hoping for one of the new lads to go to another gear in that middle part of the field. Good thing is there are plenty lads out there who could step up in time.
 

West Cork Gaol

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Interesting discussion on our options.

For what it’s worth I think center foward is the key role and will be between Conor Lehane, Darragh Fitzgibbon and if fit Mark Coleman. It’s probably the only free role in hurling outside of center back so the selectors will want one of our key hurlers there to dictate the play. Long term I think it’s the best place for Coleman but in the meantime I’d love to see Fitzy tried there when he’s back fit and we know what Lehane brings to the role.

I don’t think Robbie has the composure to play there but can obviously fit in on the wing but I would love to see him in the corner as he has a burst of pace and an eye for goal
Mark Coleman cf is a non runner. Watched him playing there for Blarney many times and doesn't perform there. Not related to forward or thinks like a forward.
 

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