Episode 1361: Carbery’s Class, Munster’s Middle Puzzle, GAA Rules U-Turn, Salt Bae, Iniesta Greetings, Bath 11
Munster put in their best performance of the season and showed enough quality at the vital moments to keep Connacht at arm’s length, and central to that effort were Joey Carbery and the centre pairing of Dan Goggin and Chris Farrell.
Lovely attacking scheme here.
Carbery draws Connacht away from the initial ruck point before switching to allow Earls to hit back against the grain and target that same ruck position with Loughman, Beirne and Kleyn all acting as passive blockers. pic.twitter.com/Tcdbsd0ftw — Three Red Kings (@threeredkings) January 6, 2019
But Shane Horgan still has some reservations about the Munster midfield – we discuss what Chris Farrell has to do to get to the next level for province and country, and what their best combination should be, when everyone is fit.
The GAA announced a series of rule announcements to try and revitalise Gaelic football in October. The National League hasn’t started and already there are signs those changes may not see the light of day. Oisin McConville watched the McKenna Cup this weekend (so you wouldn’t have to) and reports back from the front lines.
Plus there’s Bath’s bath, Andres Iniesta, gold steaks, salt bae and strange salutes.
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