But Dubs are definitely not going as well as previous years. One of the analysts at the weekend made the point that pretty much everyone we played has gotten closer to us, which I think is fair. Fewer teams afraid of us I think. Now add the loss of DC, and I think that makes Kerry favourites for AI. We’re still 2nd favs, but we are beatable.
Kildare are the most improved team in the country. Themselves and Galway are now fimly in the top 8, both around the Monghan/Donegal level at least (probably ahead of Donegal if yesterday wasn’t a one-off). Meaning if they have a good day, and we have an off day, they could most certainly beat us. Which, to be honest, is great. Because over the last 3 years we could have played rubbish in any Leinster match and still won.
And we’ll enjoy beating them a lot more when they think they have a chance of beating us!