Joe Brolly: Kerry and Donegal could not do that to Kildare... Dublin are beautiful to watch
Joe Brolly didn't hold back in his praise of Jim Gavin's Dublin after they kicked 4-14 from play in a sumptuous performance against Kildare today.
A final scoreline of 5-18 to 0-14 is a little harsh on Kildare who were wasteful in front of goal throughout, but Dublin were in their pomp.
After a below-par league by his own lofty standards, Diarmuid Connolly purred as he and messrs Brogan, Rock and Kilkenny wreaked havoc in the Kildare defence.
Tenacity in defence, speed on the break, impeccable skills... it was an awesome performance from the men from the capital and Joe Brolly lavished praise on them after the game.
"You'll never see them lying down feigning injury, you'll not see them kicking the ball off the keeper's tee or lying around holding their faces... they're ambitious, they're entertaining. You'll never be bored watching the Dubs even when they lose," he told The Sunday Game.
"Look at the great games, the game against Kerry where they beat Kerry, the game against Donegal last year when they fell on their sword.
"It was beautiful to watch. You do have to appreciate they are an exceptional group but of all the top teams, Kerry couldn't do it to Kildare, Donegal wouldn't do that to Kildare.
"Every team who plays the Dubs has got to have a strategy. Donegal had a very definite strategy against them, Kerry had a superb startegy two years ago and yet they couldn't hang on to them.
"Everybody can enjoy the Dubs and that's what I love about them. Kerry won the All-Ireland last year, outside Kerry nobody cared. Donegal won the All-Ireland, nobody really cared because of the manner of the football with the Dubs you can always enjoy it.
"They bring joy."