As bad as Syls were, Vins looked good. They’ve over relied on Connolly massively in recent years but it was a very solid all round performance. No issue with hunger there either.
2nd game had a good atmosphere but the quality of football was poor. Crokes playing a blanket defence with the players they have is crazy. And playing Mannion closer to his own goal than the opposition goal was even more bizarre. Any time he was within 40 yards of the opposition goal he was a threat but he spent a ridiculous amount of time behind the ball. Looked like he hurt his knee too.
Crokes looked like they’d no idea how to play whatever system they were trying to play. If it wasn’t for the natural talent of Cian and Mannion they’d have been easily beaten. System hindered them massively Ballymun or Vins would wash the floor with them.
Also Ross O Carroll celebrated the final whistle like it was the all Ireland final. Sprinted the length of the pitch jumping up and down. Nice to see that bit of passion