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Stat's the way to win

The Oisin McConville column

There is a grave danger that Gaelic football as we know it could become consumed by statistics.

We are being constantly pummelled with data relating to all aspects of county teams’ training programmes and match performances both on an individual and collective basis, match analysis, fitness and conditioning assessments as well as many other elements.

Mathematics was never my strong point but there is one key statistical factor that is ultimately of paramount importance and that is the compilation of a score total designed to win matches.

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