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Kennelly Salutes Egoless Dubs - 3 Like(s)
Well said Mr Kennelly I know you're not very popular in your own county but the kind remarks are welcomed by us Dublin fans. Never mind those that can't look beyond their own noses. That "No dickhead policy" wouldn't go down well with them at all. Tadhg Kennelly says Dublin's selfless approach reminds him of his AFL club Sydney Swans. Having seen Jim Gavin's side complete the historic five-in-a-row by beating Kerry in a replayed final last month, the former Kingdom star has great admiration for the Sam Maguire Cup holders: "Jim has got to take enormous credit because they are selfless, it's all about the team. They put their egos to the side," the Swans coach told The Irish Daily Star. "They do remind me an awful lot of our own football club out here - the Swans. They are very respectful. It's all about the team, it's not about you. Put your ego at the door when you walk in. "There's a policy here in Sydney: we call it the 'no dickhead' policy, basically, and that's Dublin. Then you put the talent on top of that … enormous credit."

jimbodub (National) - 17/10/2019 16:13:57

Kennelly Salutes Egoless Dubs - 3 Like(s)
I've always been fond of Tadhg. Like a true Kerry supporter, he doesn't begrudge and he knows his football ;)

Joxer (National) - 17/10/2019 20:13:08

MONEY - 3 Like(s)

Replying To GreenAndGold74:  "Perhaps 'Headquarters' could provide chauffeurs for the 'Boys in blue'."
We only do private jets in the winter. Flew into Farranfore last Feb, callsign D4IAR, changed to D5IAR for next year.

Joxer (National) - 17/10/2019 14:01:28

Kennelly Salutes Egoless Dubs - 2 Like(s)

Replying To jimbodub:  "Well said Mr Kennelly I know you're not very popular in your own county but the kind remarks are welcomed by us Dublin fans. Never mind those that can't look beyond their own noses. That "No dickhead policy" wouldn't go down well with them at all. Tadhg Kennelly says Dublin's selfless approach reminds him of his AFL club Sydney Swans. Having seen Jim Gavin's side complete the historic five-in-a-row by beating Kerry in a replayed final last month, the former Kingdom star has great admiration for the Sam Maguire Cup holders: "Jim has got to take enormous credit because they are selfless, it's all about the team. They put their egos to the side," the Swans coach told The Irish Daily Star. "They do remind me an awful lot of our own football club out here - the Swans. They are very respectful. It's all about the team, it's not about you. Put your ego at the door when you walk in. "There's a policy here in Sydney: we call it the 'no dickhead' policy, basically, and that's Dublin. Then you put the talent on top of that … enormous credit.""
Good post Jimbo - fully concur. That is himself and Fitzmaurice now, and a couple of genunie Kerry posters on here - nice to see. Interesting he talks about the so-called 'no dickhead' policy with the Sydney Swans, and put your ego's to the side.... I think some of our previous teams suffered with the individual ego issue... but Jim Gavin takes no crap when it comes to this sort of stuff. He runs a very strict ship and this is a huge part of our success.

Fionn (National) - 17/10/2019 18:00:36

Should Westmeath V Dublin Be In Mullingar? - 2 Like(s)

Replying To Jack_Goff:  "This Dublin team won't be fabled. It will be Leinster like dominance in the AI series. Dublin winning every year is normal and expected. If you ever don't people will be saying Dublin threw that away and will feel confident you'll win it straight back the year after."
5 in a row is astonishing regardless of what team has won and regardless of how easy Leinster is. They won 9 games in the championship this year alone. How many were in the LSFC? It's like saying if Barca win the CL 5 years in a row it will be meaningless as the group stages were easy. Look how close this Dublin team have been run to win those finals. Incredible stuff and no doubt that their feat will be the stuff of legend for decades to come.

Joxer (National) - 17/10/2019 20:10:37

Should Westmeath V Dublin Be In Mullingar? - 2 Like(s)

Replying To Fionn:  "At the end of the day the records will show that Dublin started this 5 In A Row beating Kerry in a Final, and achieved the fabled 5 In A Row by beating Kerry in the final - that is all that matters. It don't get any sweeter than that.... So put that in your pipe and smoke it.... ;o)"
This is supposed to be about Dublin playing in Mullingar not some arm wrestle about this wonderful Dublin team and an equally talented Kerry team of the seventies and eighties.

jobber (National) - 17/10/2019 09:03:58

Should Westmeath V Dublin Be In Mullingar? - 2 Like(s)

Replying To Joxer:  "Couldn't have more even if one county only had to play 1 game to win a provincial title. How is that more even than now when a team has to play 9 championship games to win a AI?"
You may as well talk to the dog instead of trying to get through to some of the Kerry lads here with that point. You'll get a better response from it anyway. Even? Pull the other one :)

Dubsfan28 (National) - 17/10/2019 10:30:34

Casement Park - 1 Like(s)
I have posted on this a few times, it was a fully functioning stadium albeit with wear & tear. It had a cracking little social club/bar under the main stand. The GAA at Central Level must take full responsibility, it should not have been let to go to rack & ruin until it was definite monies were in place. Then we got the pass the book as we do with all GAA capital projects, blaming Antrim Co Board, Ulster Council, Residents, NI assembly etc. This was a GAA project with monies from central funds in Croke Park part of the proposed investment, they should be overseeing the project but as we have seen in PUC & in other counties such as Mayo & Galway, there is nobody in charge or responsible of multi million capital projects within the GAA, NOBODY ! Hence Casement Park has been left to rot, it's an indictment on the senior leadership of the Association, past & present. Not one penny should be allocated to them without proper corporate governance & oversight of capital projects been in place.

moc.dna (National) - 17/10/2019 19:40:41

" The Brick" - 1 Like(s)
A phenomenal wholehearted player, got better with age.

Bon (National) - 17/10/2019 11:18:55

Top 10 Footballers In The Country - 1 Like(s)
1.Stephen Cluxton 2.Jack McCaffrey 3.Brian Fenton 4.Con O'Callaghan 5.Paul Mannion 6.David Clifford 7.Seah O Shea 8.Michael Murphy 9.Paul Durcan 10. Conor MacManus

avonali (National) - 17/10/2019 11:37:36

" The Brick" - 1 Like(s)
Best wishes to a true gentleman, & a teak tough one at that. I'm KK all the way but you'd have to just be a bitter, biased, xxxx to not have respect for MBW. In the run up to the '17 final the talk of Joe Canning not getting a Celtic Cross before retirement would be a shame, & sure, there's truth to that. Canning is class & was finally playing consistently but there was no mention of Brick who IMO deserved it as much or more. Granted many a fantastic hurler/athlete has never earned top honors, that's sport, but Brick was totally ignored in that conversation. I'd have Brick over Joe any day. Not taking anything away from the freakishly athletic JC. All that aside I wish him a happy post IC life & doubt that we've seen the last of him. He seems like the perfect guy to get into coaching & management. I thank you from & for America for all the years of enjoyment you brought to our screens & radios. Looking forward to the Tg4 LG episode of the Brick. thx again.

Gowran_Yank (National) - 17/10/2019 12:29:37

Casement Park - 1 Like(s)
I would love to see this happen but unfortunately I can't see it -the biggest sporting f...kup in Irish sporting history....

cuchulainn35 (National) - 17/10/2019 12:49:46

MONEY - 1 Like(s)

Replying To KingdomBoy1:  "What would ye know about the roads around Tralee and Killarney? Or any where else? Sure ye don't have to leave home at all."
I thought your win in Tralee in Feb would linger long in your memory, as it should in getting one up on the champs. Perhaps you weren't there. We flew into Farranfore that morning with the team on the sponsor provided Gulfstream jet. No need for the Foresters on that occasion.

Joxer (National) - 17/10/2019 13:58:15

Top 10 Footballers In The Country - 1 Like(s)
1. Cluxton 2. Kilkenny 3. Murphy 4. Fenton 5. McCaffrey 6. Clifford 7. Sean O'Shea 8. McManus 9. Mattie Donnelly 10. Paddy Mc Subs: Mannion (toss up between him and Paddy Mc). Con (just a little too early for him) Can't believe I don't have a Mayo player there. I would have had 3 or 4 in previous years. Paddy D unlucky to lose out.

Joxer (National) - 17/10/2019 14:17:05

MONEY - 1 Like(s)

Replying To Joxer:  "I thought your win in Tralee in Feb would linger long in your memory, as it should in getting one up on the champs. Perhaps you weren't there. We flew into Farranfore that morning with the team on the sponsor provided Gulfstream jet. No need for the Foresters on that occasion."
Well if you were at the match in February you would know that the roads around Killarney and Tralee are perfect ;-)

KingdomBoy1 (National) - 17/10/2019 14:22:24