It’s an option alright but not a permanent one in my view. I think the biggest challenge facing Pat & co is finding a replacement for Kearney at 11 should he decide to hang up the boots this year. Personally I’d like to see Danny giving the number 11 I think he could potentially be excellent in that role. The Brigids CHF whose name escapes me had a stormer for our 21s and could be there or thereabouts in the year or two.
Of all the positives mentioned about this Dublin team this year, the finding of a serious HB line cannot be overstated. The springboard for all our attacks and first line of defence in most cases against the puckout is a huge part of the game. If you think back to the recent great teams like KK in their prime, their halfback line was untouchable at times and really picked itself. Tommy Walsh, peter Barry and JJ in my view was the foundation that team was built on. The cork team that challenged that great KK side, Gardiner, Curran and Sean Og at the their peak were another’s formidable force. Even the Clare team of the 90s had an outstanding HB line. I know teams have won it without household names in the position but seldom have come back year after year. What we have now is potentially the HB line for 6/7 years barring disaster injurywise. It’s what gives me the most hope going forward.