O'Callaghan "like nothing I've played against" - Lyng

December 11, 2017

Dublin's Con O'Callaghan celebrates after scoring a goal against Mayo.
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Wexford's Ciaran Lyng has branded fellow dual star Con O'Callaghan "a different class" to what he's come up against in the past.

Speaking on OffTheBall, Lyng cited the Dublin star as "the best goal threat" he's ever seen in the game and also views him as "a proper team player" as well, having lined-out against him while on duty for St. Martin's in the Leinster club SHC last month.

"We lost to Cuala in the Leinster semi-final in the club championship. Yeah, a different class you know - seems like a quiet enough decent fella as well. There's no big show about him or anything but on the field he's like nothing I've played against," said Lyng.

"He's the best goal threat I've seen - every time he gets the ball, he's looking to take on his man and in the second half, we were eight or nine points down, and our players were dropping two and three yards off him and the speed was just scary.

"He was burning fast players on the outside and getting in at goal and even getting in there, they're not always shots - he knows everyone is coming trying to (get him)...you saw it in the Leinster club championship, they're trying to come in and leave contact on him, like, do a bit of damage and he's offloading the ball to the next man and they score. He seems like a proper team player as well."



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