It is a good point re Dooley, players get associated with managers and then take the abuse that the manager should be getting. Dooley is a very good player, seriously good, but he is possibly not our best for that position. But it seems with Cunningham that once he nails his colours to the mast on something, he does not change it. regardless of the evidence against it.
The next manager should pick the best players we have, regardless of age or profile. If the lad is the best for the position, pick him. If he is the best but has issues committing, sort out the issues and get him involved. That is what managing is, any eejit can pick a team, a good manager can make a team. If we pick our best 15, we will be hard to beat. Not unbeatable of course, but we will be a damn sight better then we are now.
This thread will probably now get sucked into the ‘what is wrong with Dublin hurling’ stuff, and ‘sure we are not good enough anyway’ stuff. But that is a different conversation, and totally based on perspective. If we are a top 6 team, and I think we can be, I for one am happy enough. Sure we can be better, and hopefully will be, but if this discussion morphs into ‘we haven’t the hurlers anyway’, that is letting Cunningham and the DCC off the hook. One or two here (not yourself Camam, sorry I am hijacking the answer to rant), would have you believe you don’t know anything about hurling if you don’t know how s***e we are. But good, is relative, top six is fine for me.