Dublin Senior Footballers 2018


#788

Going by that, looks like he possibly wouldn’t have played if game had gone ahead this weekend.


#789

Skiing? Oh ffs Fento! Did nobody learn anything from the Rory Mackerel fiasco?


#790

Comerford prepared to do the apprenticeship


#791

The selective numbers on the human dynamo, our Ciarán Kilkenny.


#792

Kilkenny and Fenton’s winning and appearance records are nothing short of phenomenal - two massive leaders and not even 25 yet


#793

Fenton, the midas touch,
" he went five consecutive seasons unbeaten with Raheny"
A little nugget of info, I never knew.


#794

How are we going to replace them when they retire …


#795

As Bart would say, once you reach 26 you’re finished in this game.


#796

He’ll return in a blaze of glory when we lose in the championship


#797

I see we have recruited Lisa Fallon to our backroom team. For those of you who don’t know her, she works with Cork City FC and has previously worked with Northern Ireland helping them to qualify for the Euros. She provides detailed analysis on the opposition. How her expertise in Soccer translates into GAA, I don’t know but on the face of it, it looks another shrewd move by Jim Gavin


#798

I read that, interesting addition. Jim is one for constantly looking to evolve and observe other practices in other codes. Cue mass hysteria regarding our backroom team.


#799

Oh there will be. I’ve no problem with that discussion but it will happen without any reference to the fact that Mayo for example spent more on their senior footballers last year than we did. Obviously they will point towards all the extra games they had and that’s true, however, they still had the money to spend


#800

Which is the point the detractors avoid. It is not that mayo, Kerry and tipp spend what they spend, it is that they can raise it in the first place.

Yes, mayo have extra travel exp etc but that is offset by them not haveing a Liam McCarthy hurling team and a sort of successful underage hurling set up. All in all they spend more and raise more for their footballers than we do.


#801

People complain about the Dublin backroom staff without knowing what is the norm. Last year Carlow tweeted a thanks to their 20+ backroom team.


#802

Davy Fitz had 50+ in his backroom team when managing Clare


#803

Yeah but 35 of them were for massaging his ego …


#804

#805

Bollocks. Picking up injuries to be a the band. Still thank god its only for two matches.


#806

THREE matches.


#807

James Mc Carthy obviously has something bad enough too. Otherwise he would at least have been included on the bench. I hope it’s not the dreaded ‘just a soft tissue injury’ that keeps lads out for months with Dublin.