Eugene McGee: Nothing special ...
But Dublin’s mixture of good players rather than great ones might still be enough to take them to glory
Published 21/02/2011 | 05:00
There are always lots of good footballers available to the selectors of the Dublin football team, in fact more good players than any other county team. Hardly surprising when one considers the population base on which the team operates.
But while there are plenty of GOOD players to wear the famous blue jersey, there has, over the past decade or more, been a marked absence of enough GREAT players. Paul Caffrey learned that the hard way as manager of Dublin when they won a string of Leinster championships, but failed to get to an All-Ireland final.
Pat Gilroy -- now in his third season as Dublin manager -- either has to unearth a few such special players or, more likely, make several of the current players a lot better over the next six months.