Steven Poacher

Steven Poacher – Insight into Dublin’s strategy

Dublin have plenty of strategies to deploy

In his column in this week’s Gaelic Life, Steven Poacher breaks down different strategies of how to play Gaelic Football, in particular formations and how teams will set up in each area of the field.

“All invasion games will have different styles and systems, why should Gaelic Football be any different?


“Where in the rules of Gaelic Football does it say every team must play a simple 6-2-6 formation? It doesn’t, and if every team did play the same way it would be a pretty boring spectacle.

“It’s actually common knowledge that Dublin have a variety of systems and game plans. They have multiple calls during games that trigger a certain play, kick out or kick out press.

“They can go from a high press to a zonal defensive system in the blink of an eye, and the rumours are that players have to present the game plan to the group on a regular basis.”

He goes on to explain that Dublin are able to adapt their style.

Then he explains how to coach a team to adapt by breaking down the field into three areas.

Read the full article in the current issue of Gaelic Life.

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