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Four systems in four provinces — Steven Poacher exhibits the differences on the tactics board

Former Carlow and current Down minor coach Steven Poacher looks at the different tactical approaches of Kerry, Down, Mayo and Dublin

Former Carlow and current Down minor coach Steven Poacher looks at the different tactical approaches of Kerry, Down, Mayo and Dublin.

Steven Poacher takes to the tactics board to highlight the different systems of Kerry, Mayo, Dublin and Down.

Each of these teams were in action across the four provincial championships last weekend, and displayed varying approaches.

LAST WEEKEND’S RESULTS
Connacht SFC semi-final
Mayo 1-16 Roscommon 0-13

Leinster SFC quarter-final
Laois 1-16 Longford 1-14
Meath 7-14 Wicklow 0-7
Kildare 0-20 Offaly 0-16
Dublin 0-22 Westmeath 0-11

Munster SFC semi-final
Cork 1-12 Kerry 0-13
Tipperary 1-15 Limerick 2-11

Ulster SFC quarter-final
Down 1-15 Fermanagh 0-11
Cavan 0-13 Antrim 0-9

GAA ALL-IRELAND FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS 2020
CONNACHT

Nov 1: Quarter-final: Mayo 2-15 Leitrim 0-10, Carrick-on-Shannon
Nov 7: Semi-final: Galway w/o Sligo.
Nov 8: Semi-final: Mayo 1-16 Roscommon 0-13, Dr.Hyde Park.
Nov 15: Final: Galway v Mayo, Pearse Stadium

LEINSTER
Nov 1: First round: Wicklow 2-9 Wexford 0-11, Chadwicks Wexford Park; Offaly 3-14 Carlow 0-20, BNM O Connor Park; Longford 1-9 Louth 1-7, TEG Cusack Park.
Nov 7: Quarter-final: Dublin 0-22 Westmeath 0-11, MW Hire O’Moore Park.
Nov 8: Quarter-finals: Meath 7-14 Wicklow 0-7, Aughrim; Kildare 0-20 Offaly 0-16, MW
Hire O’Moore Park; Laois 1-16 Longford -14, BNM O’Connor Park.
Nov 15: Semi-finals: Kildare v Meath, Croke Park; Dublin v Laois, Croke Park.
Nov 21: Final, Croke Park.

MUNSTER
Oct 31: Quarter-final: Limerick 2-14 Waterford 0-9, Fraher Field, Dungarvan.
Nov 1: Quarter-final: Tipperary 2-11 Clare 1-11, Semple Stadium.
Nov 7: Semi-final: Tipperary 1-15 Limerick 2-11 (aet), LIT Gaelic Grounds
Nov 8: Cork 1-12 Kerry 0-13 (aet), Pairc Ui Chaoimh
Nov 22: Final: Cork v Tipperary

ULSTER
October 31: Preliminary round: Cavan 2-15 Monaghan 1-17 (aet), Clones
Nov 1: Quarter-finals: Armagh 0-17 Derry 0-15, Celtic Park; Donegal 1-13 Tyrone 1-11, Ballybofey.
Nov 7: Quarter-final: Cavan 0-13 Antrim 0-9, Kingspan Breffni Park.
Nov 8: Quarter-final: Down 1-15 Fermanagh 0-11, Enniskillen.
Nov 14: Semi-final: Donegal v Armagh, Kingspan Breffni Park
Nov 15: Semi-final: Down v Cavan, Athletic Grounds.
Nov 22: Final

GAA FOOTBALL ALL-IRELAND
Dec 5/6: Semi-finals: Galway or Mayo v Cork or Tipperary; Leinster champions v Ulster
champions.
December 19: Final.

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