Tyrrell: Wexford are at a crossroads

July 16, 2018

Wexford's Matthew O'Hanlon leads the Wexford players out to the pitch.
©INPHO/Oisin Keniry.

Jackie Tyrrell believes Wexford's sweeper system is outdated and that a change of direction is needed.

"They'd a very good year last year and this year, I feel they just stagnated," the former Kilkenny defender said on The Sunday Game.

"I was at the last round of the round robin when they played Kilkenny. And I left that night after Wexford had coughed up a nine-point lead and I said, 'the sweeper has actually been buried tonight in Nowlan Park'.

"I just feel it's a dated system. It has brought Wexford to a certain level. The top teams now know how to beat it. We've seen Kilkenny know how to beat it, Tipperary, Clare know how to beat it now. 

"So, I feel that they need a new direction. They need something fresh. We've seen examples of where Shaun Murphy (usually employed as a sweeper) can just be taken out of the game. 

"So, Wexford are probably at a crossroads right now."

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