James Stephens manager Niall Tyrrell admits that it does take a while to work out how to beat a sweeper system in club hurling, especially in Kilkenny.
Speaking to KCLR after their 10-point victory over Carrickshock over the weekend, Niall says the likes of Niall Brassil and Tadhg O’Dwyer who starred in Saturday’s victory have strengthened their cause.
“Look it’s always difficult, if a Team plays a sweeper, it’s always difficult to play against and I suppose particularly in Kilkenny Club Hurling when you mightn’t be used to a Team playing a Sweeper because it’s not the done thing.
“It did take us a while, maybe 20 minutes of the first-half to come to terms with it, but thankfully we did come to terms with it then and we got the win in the end.
“I suppose it’s great now that there are young guys (coming through) and Tadhg (O’Dwyer) is coming back from a long-term injury, he has two good games under his belt now and Niall Brassil took time off to do his Leaving Cert so it’s great that they are back now and they are fresh,” he said.