V[quote=“Tayto, post:161, topic:1671, full:true”]
Fair play to the management for last night, they made a lot of calls and it did the job. I’ve been critical of the setup overall but credit where it is due.
A win is a win Tayto, and it’s great, but I would put it more down to the great talent we have coming through then anything else. The insanity of starting three of last years very good minors last week while overlooking guys from probably the best u21 team we ever had was shown this week.
Dublin is potentially in a very strong position vis a vis the hurlers we have, possibly even strong enough to withstand Cunninghams management until next year. It will be tough, but maybe…
Add in Cian Boland and the two Schutte’s and we can do ok in the league. Championship intensity will catch us out, but we can get points in the league.
I noted when Crummy was sent off (unfairly), there was no greeting from the line for him at all. I can understand if someone does something stupid you might be annoyed with him, but Crummy didn’t, and like anyone leaving the field, deserves a bit of recognition.
I suspect that if we do stay up (and by God we better, because it now looks like whoever goes down will have to fight with Galway to come up next year), Cunningham, will get an extension. Thus writing off a few guys inter county years entirely.
It is possible that when Cunningham wins all the ego fights and proves to himself that he can now piss the highest, he might start to manage properly. He must have a very good hurling knowledge having been around hurling greats all his life, and it may start to flourish. He has huge talent to work with. It will be sad though if we never see a few superb players in a Dublin jersey again because he can’t get over his insecurities. But hopefully more mature minds will intercede…
Still a great win… and away from team selection issues, Cunningham, does have the team well drilled in a methodology. Maybe the way forward is to move him more towards a coaching role and bring in someone else - everyone could save face that way.