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2023 Dublin NFL Div 2 thread

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Dublin are struggling to score goals and prone to conceeding one down the other end

Even last night, game was there to be won, Costello with his arms open with no one near him for a simple tap it, Kilkenny decides to fist a point

That's not ruthless enough at all and lacks intent

That was a game over score that was completely wasted, Kilkenny should be sat down and be made watch that

There were some very poor decisions made by highly experienced players at important times last night, hence why they deservedly lost.

Mick Fitz also wants a boot up the hole imo

jimbodub (Dublin) - Posts: 20633 - 05/03/2023 10:57:04    2461890

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Replying To ponger:  "wouldn't worry one bit about the result. I thought we seen a little bit of Dublin of old for the first time in a while.. There is another all-ireland in them if they keep that up.

Good Derry comeback . What ever about Mckinless that young no 22 was super. Took it on and went for and got scores. Thats something derry were missing early on.. a bit more direct"
Never write dubs but based on improved half doesnt mean All ireland ia certainity yes have chance but its not theirs to loose like few years back. Defo top 4 or 5 but not certainity. Have see what mayo will they hold up or Kerry if they kick on they are favouritrs to me dubs will always be there of course and can on any day but I dont see that the implication thats its their for them is totally 100 true need to be more consistent and not drop off.If they put full 70 together we see.

Cant wait for champ to see anyway still have legends on the team just saying its not a guarantee

Gaaforlife2023 (Longford) - Posts: 258 - 05/03/2023 11:11:03    2461894

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Replying To jimbodub:  "Dublin are struggling to score goals and prone to conceeding one down the other end

Even last night, game was there to be won, Costello with his arms open with no one near him for a simple tap it, Kilkenny decides to fist a point

That's not ruthless enough at all and lacks intent

That was a game over score that was completely wasted, Kilkenny should be sat down and be made watch that

There were some very poor decisions made by highly experienced players at important times last night, hence why they deservedly lost.

Mick Fitz also wants a boot up the hole imo"
Agree pal, Fenton was double marked in the second half as well and we didn't exploit the space that created. Also felt Ciaran was trying to over manage the game, with the tempo slowing and recycling, i get it he was playing for a result, but at times took the initiative and momentum away from us. Thought Deano dropped a couple of clangers to. Still a game we could have and prob should have won, be interesting to play this again in a couple of weeks in the final.

Still i was encouraged by the performance, liked Lee Gannon dropping shapes, Newcombe seems confident and they are persevering with Lowry so must see something, its a squad padding exercise really, be interesting to see if O Hanlon keeps his shirt hes had a decent league. Good to see Davey B back, likewise Howard.

TheUsername (Dublin) - Posts: 4458 - 05/03/2023 11:13:50    2461895

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Replying To Gaa_lover:  "Nothing silly at all. We'll go on that last sentence " beaten Kerry by last kick of the game, a game they could easily have won" based on that alone the Dubs should be showing a lot better than they have in a mediocre Div 2.

Whatever about losing to Division 1 opposition the Dubs should be beating Kildare, Clare, Cork comfortably."
Its hardly a mediocre Div 2 tbf.

SimonstownBack (Meath) - Posts: 159 - 05/03/2023 12:08:31    2461900

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Replying To SimonstownBack:  "Its hardly a mediocre Div 2 tbf."
It is IMO. Outside of Derry, Dublin i don't expect any of the other Division 2 teams to reach the last 8 of the All-Ireland championship this summer.

Gaa_lover (USA) - Posts: 3428 - 05/03/2023 12:19:23    2461901

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Dublin will need something from the Navan game now, otherwise you'd fancy Cork to win their next two - Louth away and with Derry at home in a meaningless game for them on the last day. Although Louth seem to be flying so not going to rule them out for a place either.

BarneyGrant (Dublin) - Posts: 2920 - 05/03/2023 16:24:54    2461988

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Replying To BarneyGrant:  "Dublin will need something from the Navan game now, otherwise you'd fancy Cork to win their next two - Louth away and with Derry at home in a meaningless game for them on the last day. Although Louth seem to be flying so not going to rule them out for a place either."
If we beat Cork, we will be going to Croker with a chance of promotion

Don't write off Mickey Harte

DundalkGael (Louth) - Posts: 898 - 05/03/2023 17:03:02    2462011

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Replying To DundalkGael:  "If we beat Cork, we will be going to Croker with a chance of promotion

Don't write off Mickey Harte"
Would make for an interesting last game if Dublin don't beat Meath. They will raise their game against Dublin. They will have too or they could be relegated so that will be tough one as well but can't see them beating Dublin if Dublin put out a team needing to win.

BarneyGrant (Dublin) - Posts: 2920 - 05/03/2023 17:53:04    2462035

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Apologies, getting Meath and Kildare confused, Meath are safe more or less.

BarneyGrant (Dublin) - Posts: 2920 - 05/03/2023 17:54:02    2462037

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Replying To BarneyGrant:  "Would make for an interesting last game if Dublin don't beat Meath. They will raise their game against Dublin. They will have too or they could be relegated so that will be tough one as well but can't see them beating Dublin if Dublin put out a team needing to win."
If Dublin beat Meath they go 10 points
If Louth beat Cork we go to 8 points

Dosnt matter if you win or not, Louth beat Cork we have a chance promotion last game

DundalkGael (Louth) - Posts: 898 - 05/03/2023 18:58:48    2462062

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Replying To DundalkGael:  "If Dublin beat Meath they go 10 points
If Louth beat Cork we go to 8 points

Dosnt matter if you win or not, Louth beat Cork we have a chance promotion last game"
Could make for a very interesting last day. Let's say Dublin and Louth do win their next game - for talk's sake lest anyone take offence! - then it would have to be one of either who would join Derry. Assuming of course that Derry beat Clare.

It has certainly turned out to be an unpredictable division. I think i saw Dublin at 1/500 to be promoted after the Cork match. It's by no means a certainty now and one more win will most likely not be enough as things stand.

BarneyGrant (Dublin) - Posts: 2920 - 05/03/2023 21:29:31    2462149

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Replying To BarneyGrant:  "Would make for an interesting last game if Dublin don't beat Meath. They will raise their game against Dublin. They will have too or they could be relegated so that will be tough one as well but can't see them beating Dublin if Dublin put out a team needing to win."
We are safe. But I'm worried. Very worried today ranks right up there with the worst Meath performances of the last 10 years. Let's hope we show up v dubs. Otherwise it could turn into a horror show.

royaldunne (Meath) - Posts: 19449 - 05/03/2023 22:04:13    2462165

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If Dublin beat Meath and Cork beat Louth, Dublin will be promoted based on head to head.

If Dublin beat Meath and Louth beat Cork then it is Louth vs Dublin to decide who gets promoted to division 1

If Meath beat Dublin and Cork beat Louth or visa versa, any of Meath, Louth, Dublin or Cork can be promoted on the last day.

UsernameInvalid (Meath) - Posts: 365 - 06/03/2023 09:36:18    2462183

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Replying To UsernameInvalid:  "If Dublin beat Meath and Cork beat Louth, Dublin will be promoted based on head to head.

If Dublin beat Meath and Louth beat Cork then it is Louth vs Dublin to decide who gets promoted to division 1

If Meath beat Dublin and Cork beat Louth or visa versa, any of Meath, Louth, Dublin or Cork can be promoted on the last day."
Is it not points difference first, not head to head? I defer to your judgement.

BarneyGrant (Dublin) - Posts: 2920 - 06/03/2023 12:29:03    2462246

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As in score difference not league points obviously/

BarneyGrant (Dublin) - Posts: 2920 - 06/03/2023 12:29:31    2462248

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I can see Dublin hammering Meath tbh. Meath were absymal yesterday.

Leitrimdivide (Leitrim) - Posts: 84 - 06/03/2023 12:35:17    2462249

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If Louth win both games and Derry win 1 out of 2,Louth are promoted on head to head over Dublin,no harm in dreaming big.....

Fkd12 (Louth) - Posts: 175 - 06/03/2023 12:43:09    2462252

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Replying To BarneyGrant:  "Is it not points difference first, not head to head? I defer to your judgement."
If 2 teams finish on the same number of points they are separated by head to head result… if more than 2 end up on the same number of points then it goes down to score difference…..

ForeverBlue2 (Cavan) - Posts: 2215 - 06/03/2023 12:50:59    2462254

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Replying To BarneyGrant:  "Is it not points difference first, not head to head? I defer to your judgement."
If 2 teams finish on the same number of points they are separated by head to head result… if more than 2 end up on the same number of points then it goes down to score difference…..

ForeverBlue2 (Cavan) - Posts: 2215 - 06/03/2023 12:58:34    2462257

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Replying To ForeverBlue2:  "If 2 teams finish on the same number of points they are separated by head to head result… if more than 2 end up on the same number of points then it goes down to score difference….."
GRMA. I was wrong again!

BarneyGrant (Dublin) - Posts: 2920 - 06/03/2023 13:45:53    2462281

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