Dublin Senior Football Championship A (SFC A) 2018


#1012

We’ll agree to disagree on this one Alan - If they are going to run a B competition then it needs the same respect as the A championship. This way you can get to see an A and a B semi-final on the same day.


#1013

I’d agree with Marysman, only way for the B to hold weight and be worth the effort is to promote it with the A championship.
I can see Alan’s point too but we’ve all been asking for a relevant B championship for years, why not give it promotion it deserves!


#1014

You do realise it’s not Paul Mannion, yeah.


#1015

#1016

Probably been answered already but how many imports do Jude’s have? Listened to Niall Coakley on GAA they listed off 7/8 and he said there more, didn’t realise it was that many…


#1017

Aspiring to win things is the one thing that keeps all players and clubs going. Whether they’re realistic or not is an entirely different matter


#1018

Ryan didn’t make the minor team in 2010 when he really should have. Never remember him even being part of a panel for a league game. He’s a brilliant footballer, pretty sure the Dad is Mayo - he would make their team I believe .


#1019

I think he was on the extended senior squad at one stage, might be 4/5 years ago now. Good footballer


#1020

Year they surprised Vins in final he was brilliant in first half.


#1021

Thought their was a Tipp connection and not Mayo…could be wrong though


#1022

they have a fair few alright, not sure if they have 7 starters but a good few.


#1023

Also great to see Senior B played alongside Senior A. Competition seems to be way more prestigious this year, and the carrot of promotion + games alongside ‘A’ semi-finals is great for the teams. The one change I’d make is make it two up and two down. Increase the risk in Senior A and the incentive in Senior B.


#1024

Basquel mother from Tipp. Father from Mayo.


#1025

Neither a football stronghold …


#1026

O’Muiratheartaigh plagiarism!


#1027

I tend to agree on the two up two down approach in theory, however, it can be a little hollow being promoted as a beaten finalist.
Also, as in the hurling recently, a team can go from having the potential to win something to a lamb to the slaughter (without the carrot of the medal/cup)…also with only 16 teams in it, the turnover is a lot higher. you are talking 1/8th of teams each year.
Could argue either way tbf


#1028

He related it to hurling, though.


#1029

So Vincents are very much favorites for another title.


#1030

No they’re not. Favorites maybe. But it’s marginal at best. Boden have been motoring very well. And they know how to beat Vincent’s. If that’s the final it’s a toss up imho.


#1031

Surely, they’re either favourites or they’re not (whether or not “very much” or otherwise)?

If you’re dead, but not very much dead, do you still have a chance of living?