I think McGabhann needs to work on his striking. Found it hard to believe he was the freetaker from the backs this year. Good player but not there yet.
James Madden from my own club has great aggression and his hurling has improved a hell of a lot over the last few years. If he keeps up this progression he could be a starter in a couple of years. Still a bit to learn.
Thought all three of Malone, Conroy and J Treacy showed too much inconsistency at 21 this year. They’ll need to be more consistent to make an impact at Senior. Although Treacy made a spectacular save v Galway.
Hardy has had a few outings. Didn’t really shine if I remember correctly. But he has been a top club hurler for a few years now.
Haven’t seen enough of Shane Ryan.
I’d agree with Tayto re Bennett, S Treacy, McBride and Boland. All should get some good game time in the cup and possibly the league. If they impress in these games they should push for champo inclusion.
Getting P Shutte and Kelly back and on form is vital.
Once again, I think we have 3 main issues that need to be addressed.
- Half forward ball winners.
- A real and consistent goal scoring threat.
Unfortunately I don’t know if we have them. Outside the box thinking could solve 1 and 2. But natural intercounty goalscorers are a rarity in Dublin.