The claim that Dublin’s dominance of the gaelic football landscape is down to money has been resolutely rejected by former star Ray Cosgrove.
The Kilmacud Crokes clubman – who is currently helping out with the county’s U-16 development squad – argues that ‘work and effort’ has laid the foundations for the ‘Drive for Five’.
“It's got to do with the work and effort and the application,” the 2002 All-Star stated in an interview with Independent.ie.
“There's only so many hours in a week the guys can train. All the players are in work or college so it’s not as though they’re full-time professional athletes where they can do any more than any other team.
“It gets under my skin.”
Success breeds success as far as Cosgrove is concerned.
“Success is a big thing. When you’re successful at underage, that carries through the senior level.
“And when you're winning senior titles, that always helps to keeps fellas coming back for another year.”Tweet