"They're as humble"

July 18, 2019

Dublin's Brian Fenton and Ciaran Kilkenny celebrate with the Sam Maguire Cup. ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne.

Ray Cosgrove sees “the humility” of Jim Gavin’s Dublin side being down to their attitude and drive for success.

Speaking to the Irish Independent, the ex-Dublin forward dismissed the county’s recent dominance of the football landscape being down to financing and branded the players as being “humble” in their success.

"The one thing is the humility of the group that have been so successful. It's testament to Jim (Gavin) and the rest of the management team. But OK, Jim can do so much,” Cosgrove stated.

"But it's got to be player-led as well. Jim can do so much to put a slant on it. But they have to take personal ownership if it as well. Because when they’re away from the group, they’ve got to look after themselves as professionally as they can.

"And that's got to do with the mindset and the attitude of the players. There’s a lot of guys around the country who have All-Ireland medals but wouldn’t hold themselves like this group of players. Some of the lads – five, six medals – and you wouldn’t know who they were around town.

"They’re as humble. They don’t look for attention. I put that down to their attitude and their hunger for success."

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