Dublin Senior Footballers 2018


#1848

Wait till he sees the welcome he gets in Boston . It will be no tea party that’s for sure . Lads will be lining up to smack him … and boast about it for the rest of the summer and beyond .
New York will be not much better


#1849

Referees will give him little, if any, protection, I reckon.


#1850

Maybe, but I’m not sure. I never played in the US, but I played in London and I found there that you knew the opposition bettter because everyone was hanging out in the same places and there was a bit less animosity.


#1851

I don’t think he should go at all. Possibly the worst thing he could do.


#1852

You’d swear Connolly was a shrinking violet. He’s a big unit himself and built like a tank. Good luck to anyone that hops off him and flattens him and if you do, I’d be looking over the shoulder for the revenge hit!


#1853

When this “story” broke on Sunday, I think I read somewhere on here that papers were after running with a rumour and nothing more. What I mean is, is this all still rumours or is there any substance to the story?

My take, FWIW, I wouldn’t blame him for getting away & clearing the head. The suspension last season, the very limited game time he got on his return plus the AI medals clanging in his pocket alone would make a time-out seem quite appealing. The pity is that we won’t have him for an “in case of emergency, break glass & let Dermo loose” moment but we may get on with it.


#1854

Pat Gilroy spoke about it after the hurlers game on Saturday & he seemed to think it was a done deal. Being his fellow club man & former manager, I’d imagine he’d know more than most.


#1855

If you re read what was written he was talking about the break in general, not a break in America. That still remains nothing more than a rumour and has been confirmed by nobody.


#1856

Both of them


#1857

New York / Boston is nothing like London .
Is there not a date that transfers / permits to America have to be done by ?


#1858

Football in NY is dog rough, but the lifestyle is good if you’re 20.


#1859

I think July 1st is the deadline


#1860

Play Sunday - go on the pi55 and don’t work Monday. ‘Elite’ players don’t need jobs either. There is also anything you want floating around. Not necessarily a brilliant environment if you are easily led or prone to get caught up in stuff.


#1861

Faraway fields…


#1862

sure dermo will be back next year with gillers hurlers he may drag Rory O’Carroll along also :grinning:


#1863

Anyone that’s experienced it has a few tales of debauchery. But like I said, for a summer or two is grand, but I wouldn’t consider it a good career move.


#1864

Better chance of seeing Zoro ride Shergar up the bank of the Grand canal.


#1865

Zorro’s a northsider.


#1866

With the news of the three/ four lads heading to the states to play ball, do we have a final 26 for the Dubs? Is Schutte back? Costello? Any bolters from last years 21s? Apart from Howard of course.


#1867

Be really disappointed if Murchan didn’t get included. He’s a superb talent. Height shouldn’t matter when you’re that good