I read a lot in the last couple of weeks (from ‘respected’ commentators, including O’Rourke) about how Dublin are concentrating solely on the three in a row and are not interested in the League as such. They know little about JG, these Dublin players and clearly have not been watching the last few years or indeed our pre-season prep etc.
It’s obvious that things are being done a little differently with the OBC squad etc. But last Sunday’s was a strong team and not one that has no interest in the League. I could not see one Dublin player of this era take the field without the sole intention of winning the game. The competition for places makes that even more sure - and intense. We clearly have the strength in depth to cope with any team in Division One. And players do not just turn off and decide not to win a game and this team has a huge winning mentality.
There will be much more management of players and game time I feel but all the time looking to field a winning combination. The absolute focus is three in a row but doing it as 5 times league champions would be sweeter and that’s what these guy would like to do. It’s all they know.