Not exactly sure where to post this, as it relates to an RTÉ program but the article is from the indo
First off just to say, Dunphy can’t afford to call anyone ‘a bigheaded p***k’.
Secondly, I’m getting really p***ed off with a lot of this whinging from journalists. Nobody in the GAA owes anybody access or an interview and certainly not a candid interview. Our players may prepare to a very high standard but they are still amateurs and are perfectly entitled to their privacy. Playing for your county does not make you public property. Refusing to do a candid interview does not make you big headed.
And people do love this Dublin team. They love them because of the work and effort they put in. They love them because you can travel up and down the country and see the fruits of their labour in the games they play. They love them because of their never say die attitude, digging out so many results (particularly in the league and All Ireland finals) were other teams would fall to defeat (including past Dublin teams). They love them because they have done things no other Dublin team has done. And in my experience the people who really love this team are kids. They love them because they can go to open days or challenge matchs and the players will say hi,sign an autograph and take a selfie. That sort of interaction matters. Kids don’t read papers or listen to sports programs, they don’t give a toss about candid interviews given to journalists who are just looking to feel column inches or airtime. And as a fan of this Dublin team neither do I. I want my team to do its talking on the pitch.
And as to giving out about how Jim reacts when Dublin win, WHO THE HELL DO YOU THINK YOU ARE TO DECIDE HOW OTHERS SHOULD DISPLAY EMOTION. People are allowed to react stoically, they do not have to have to jump about or punch the air to be happy. Jim Gavin is not here to amuse you.