In fairness football in constantly evolving and if you stand still with the same XV every year its when burn out and complacency comes in. One thing about Gavin he’s never selected on reputation and isn’t afraid to drop lads out of form and give youth its chance.
When you think of it from our 2011 win of the XV that started that day only Cluxton, Cian O’Sullivan, Mick Fitzsimons and James McCarthy are due to start tomorrow. Lots of the lads still on the panel but just shows the team has changed year on year and its the only way a committed panel is going for three in row (or seven in a row leinsters) by giving the guys a chance to stake a claim and keep the jersey.
Have to say Darren Daly is a player i hugely admire been around a long time and really only started in the championship this year I think. Dont want to put the mockers on hime but a lad who has never let Dublin down in any thing he’s down. Many would argue there may be better players but the likes of hime fit and in form is hard to drop.
There is savage competition for places and I always think the subs bench selection can be very interesting to see who is knocking on the door.
Hope everyone enjoys the day UP THE DUBS !