Dubs are the Germans of Gaelic football
Welcome to the future. They're young, hungry and demand our attention. They boast a 'keeper who doesn't want to be kept in his box. And a midfield machine. Plus super subs to make you salivate. Same with their style – there's a copycat clamour. Admit it, you like them. So are Dublin the Germans of Gaelic football?
They're going to dominate, they tell us – 32 teams in the World Cup, it's Germany who have Das Ding locked up. This golden generation also have the future locked up – or so they tell us.
Not quite the full 32-county complement (no Kilkenny), it was Dublin who left with the football bling last summer. Golden generation. Future locked up. Or so they tell us. Are the Dubs a prototype of the German operation? Have they also cracked the code on what you need to not just win, but become a superpower for years to come?