Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Tipp Top Again

Tipp are on the road again - winning the Munster Championship for the second year in a row and doing it the hard way by beating Cork, Clare and Waterford. They have a young and upwardly mobile team so surely their day is coming - maybe even this year. They have a few new young hot shots in the shape of Noel McGrath and Shane McGrath and the old guard, Eoin Kelly, Conor O'Mahony and Lar Corbett, are coming back into form. If they can sort out their full-back line (Patrick Maher looked outsanding when he moved there) who knows. The one worry I have is their lack of ruthlessness - there's no player on the team that shows the kind of mad resolve we saw in John Mullane last Sunday. They seem like nice skillful lads but without that killer instinct. In their three matches so far they petered out in the second half after cruising in the first - instead of applying the coup de grace like a Kilkenny. Sheedy needs to get them fired up for that big day in September.