I shiver any time I remember that. For those of short memory, youth or revisionist tendencies, there was a period of several years when that sort of thing was a real live possibility, and even Dublin GAA people were openly talking about it.
The arrogance of Dwyer though, didn’t he say at one time at the height of it, “I was offered the job”, when in truth he wasn’t? Having said all that, and whilst openly applauding the Gilroy/Whelan appointment, if it hadn’t worked out we were looking at almost certainly somebody from outside.
The most courageous and far-sighted decision/gamble that the DCB made was in 2010, after the Wexford & Meath games, not to panic. Alot of that was down to Gilroy/Whelan convictions & belief, that they didn’t panic. I wonder would Gavin or Curran or even Dessie have been offered the job if not Gilroy (or if Gilroy had lost the job)?