Martin Storey Criticises Wexford’s Negative Game-Plan Against Dublin

Former Wexford hurler Martin Storey was speaking on South East Radio…

Wexford’s 1996 All-Ireland winning captain, Martin Storey, was critical of Darragh Egan’s game-plan against Dublin on Saturday.

“We probably had a plan, but it wasn’t the plan that suits Wexford. I’ve no issue with the management, I’ve an issue with the game-plan that we’re using. I mean Rory O’Connor is in the top 5 forwards in Ireland – and he’s after hurling wing back and corner-back on two occasions. You don’t see Gillane hurling wing back for Limerick, or the danger men being brought away from goal.”

“I’ve an issue with the way we’re setting up. Lee Chin was picked to play full-forward, but he hurled basically as a third midfielder. You’re taking your threat automatically out of the forwards. The minute you do that, you’re setting up defensively and not to lose. When you set up, you’re setting up for damage limitation and not to set the world on fire and go at it,” Storey told South East Radio.

While Storey logically did not call for Darragh Egan to be sacked, he called on the Wexford management to change their style of hurling:

“To me, the actual management that is there needs to change their game-plan radically; to be more attacking and offensive rather than defensive. I think that we’re not playing a Wexford style of hurling; we did the same of under Davy. In Wexford, we have always played a direct game – put the ball in there, fight for the breaks and high ball. We’re going by the modern-game, but you don’t have to do that. You have to do what suits your players the best,” Storey said.

Interestingly, Storey also called for Lee Chin to be starting centre-back and said that he’s one of the “best centre-backs in Leinster or Ireland.”

Storey’s full comments can be listened to via South East Radio below:

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