Not surprised, they’ve been hiding in shame since the 2009 defeat, it’s almost forgotten because of the way that year ended for us but in a funny way it makes that Leinster final all the more remarkable. Kildare had the great hype with Geeser going, and Dublin looked very vulnerable after the bad beating against Tyrone the year before, new completely unproven coach with an old past it coach that alot of us really didn’t respect. Full house in Croker, sheets flapping everywhere.
Ger Brennan got sent off, and we faced into the wind and rain in the 2nd half, with not much in it on the scoreboard, the Lillies had come right back into it after a typical Dubs storming start (great goal by Barry Cahill).
Then Bernard Brogan really announced himself that day, scoring 4 points from play in the 2nd half, and we won by 3. Although Kildare reached the semi-final the year after I don’t think they ever really recovered from that one and the defeat in the 2011 championship. Obviously the 2009 game convinced Geeser that Brogan had to be fouled all day off-the-ball so I had no sympathy when they payed for it at the end.
Funny to think that years later we’ve gone through the same shit with Connolly, and the media campaign to try to support teams/players systematically fouling the most important Dublin players off the ball. We still haven’t heard the last of the crying over the 2011 Leinster game.
Not surprisingly on a certain other forum the majority of posters like the boilers and they love Parkinson. Says it all really, preaching to the masses, giving them what they want to hear, bitterness, begrudgery, bias.