the 42.ie has a fairly terrible shit stirring article today.
headline and first part reasonable enough - JG dismissing the sean cavanagh jibe that dublin players cant be working normal hours. there is even an interview bit from paul flynn about it as well.
so far, so good.
having disproved cavanagh Kevin O’Brien then decided to go down the “ah sure the dubs dont have to drive to get to training” shite. he has done his research - mentions the tyrone lad who works in a pharmacy in santry and goes to train in tyrone. Oh, he manages to get those days off. ok, try again, Kevin.
Oh yes -the ten mayo players who live in dublin! he even helpfully lists them all. he doesnt say that they go home to mayo for training several times a week, for that would be a lie. he just lets it hang there. he never mentions the donegal, kerry, kilkenny lads who actually gave up work, never mentions all those teachers and students who have full summers off. dosnt mention the mayo lads using the Abbottstown facilities, which is why they are there.
lets not even mention half the 70/80’s kerry team who trained in dublin under o’muirahertaigh.
he concludes with “That’s where their real advantage lies” no maybes about it.