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Is Dublin's 3 in a row Tarnished?

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The shenanigans at the end of the game last Sunday may have taken some luster off the Dublin win but, having watched teams come and go since the 1951 Mayo All-Ireland winners, I have never seen teams play football at the same level as the present Dublin and Mayo teams. The Kerry team of the Spillane era and the Galway team of the fifties were very good exponents of the football of their eras but could not be compared with our top two today.
I see Dunphy complaining that we know little about the individual members of the Dublin squad as they keep their thoughts to themselves. I would commend management and players for this. The almost constant flow of far from complementry comments on opposing teams and individual players, by ex-Dublin players is far more likely to tarnish the achievements of the present team than whoever they beat in a final.

neverright (Roscommon) - Posts: 1230 - 22/09/2017 23:45:38    2049484

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Replying To fainleog:  "It is unrealistic to make comparisions with Minors. It is called the minor final for a reason.
I do not see Cork posters talking about their Ladies football team winning eleven of the last twelve All-Irelands,
in order to diminish the success of Dublin & Wexford."
I'm not diminishing anything only mentioning that our minors are after winning 4 in a row and are 24 games unbeaten.

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 7372 - 22/09/2017 23:59:26    2049486

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Replying To fainleog:  "They cannot add to it, as it will be U.17 next year and Tyrone have won the U17 All-Ireland this year."
We won the Munster U17 football final this year so that's another 2/3 games to add to the 24 so we were 26/7 games unbeaten, now that's some consistency, and did the cork ladies go in beaten in all those allireland wins? Cos I remember our ladies beating them a few times.

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 7372 - 23/09/2017 00:07:04    2049488

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Replying To KingdomBoy1:  "I'm not diminishing anything only mentioning that our minors are after winning 4 in a row and are 24 games unbeaten."
Its a great achievement mate and yee should be rightly proud.

TheUsername (Dublin) - Posts: 1588 - 23/09/2017 09:33:12    2049511

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Replying To TheUsername:  "Its a great achievement mate and yee should be rightly proud."
Thanks username and we are of course very proud of our young lads, whether they make the grade at senior level or not is another thing but at least they got a few Celtic crosses in their back pockets.

The only reason I mentioned our minors was that a few of the posters were talking about consistency and well I thought our boys deserved a mention is all.

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 7372 - 23/09/2017 11:55:56    2049546

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Replying To KingdomBoy1:  "I'm not diminishing anything only mentioning that our minors are after winning 4 in a row and are 24 games unbeaten."
Outside of my bias for Dublin I have a great admiration for Kerry Football players and supporters.
I was fortunate on several occasions to meet the greatest number 8 of all time, Mick O'Connell. As a young boy he was my hero,
Down's Paddy Doherty and Dublin's Des Foley would make up my top 3.
Great, great players and great momories

CrubeenBlue (Dublin) - Posts: 28 - 23/09/2017 12:12:30    2049551

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Replying To KingdomBoy1:  "We won the Munster U17 football final this year so that's another 2/3 games to add to the 24 so we were 26/7 games unbeaten, now that's some consistency, and did the cork ladies go in beaten in all those allireland wins? Cos I remember our ladies beating them a few times."
And Roscommon beat your U17s in the All-Ireland semi final in Ennis on August 12.

endgame (Roscommon) - Posts: 808 - 23/09/2017 13:49:01    2049581

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Replying To endgame:  "And Roscommon beat your U17s in the All-Ireland semi final in Ennis on August 12."
Ye sure did beat us end game and ye beat us well, ye'r players were light years better than ours on the day.

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 7372 - 23/09/2017 15:43:37    2049618

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Replying To KingdomBoy1:  "Ye sure did beat us end game and ye beat us well, ye'r players were light years better than ours on the day."
So your unbeaten run has ended.

fainleog (Limerick) - Posts: 443 - 23/09/2017 17:11:38    2049639

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Replying To neverright:  "The shenanigans at the end of the game last Sunday may have taken some luster off the Dublin win but, having watched teams come and go since the 1951 Mayo All-Ireland winners, I have never seen teams play football at the same level as the present Dublin and Mayo teams. The Kerry team of the Spillane era and the Galway team of the fifties were very good exponents of the football of their eras but could not be compared with our top two today.
I see Dunphy complaining that we know little about the individual members of the Dublin squad as they keep their thoughts to themselves. I would commend management and players for this. The almost constant flow of far from complementry comments on opposing teams and individual players, by ex-Dublin players is far more likely to tarnish the achievements of the present team than whoever they beat in a final."
Game was close and had a great narrative (3 in a row vs the breakthrough) but the quality on display was average enough.

essmac (Tyrone) - Posts: 451 - 23/09/2017 18:36:23    2049661

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people have short memories..speed sunday incredible but the standard of foward play compared with the 00s with kerry & tyrone isnt as high..armagh to a lesser degree...our current side hasnt an inside forward on the level of an alan brogan or bernard in his prime

alano12 (Dublin) - Posts: 2065 - 23/09/2017 20:05:52    2049704

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Replying To fainleog:  "So your unbeaten run has ended."
It appears so, it's a pity it would have been nice to have had the drive for five.

But in a way it lifts a lot of pressure off our young lads and they won't have to listen to all the five in a row hoopla.

Heads down now and tear into next year.

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 7372 - 23/09/2017 21:59:33    2049746

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Really don't know how to respond to this Statement Should I be p---ed off Should I be lying on the floor laughing at its stupidity Just don't know

cluichethar (Mayo) - Posts: 222 - 23/09/2017 22:37:05    2049761

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Replying To fainleog:  "It is unrealistic to make comparisions with Minors. It is called the minor final for a reason.
I do not see Cork posters talking about their Ladies football team winning eleven of the last twelve All-Irelands,
in order to diminish the success of Dublin & Wexford."
Well they absolutely should, and it wouldn't be diminishing the success of anyone else, in my opinion.

Tacaí Liatroma (Leitrim) - Posts: 468 - 25/09/2017 11:11:51    2050240

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