Dublin keeping close eye on fiercest rivals
While Dublin GAA fans understandably concentrate on the fate of their own team in the national league each year, many of them also keep one eye on what's happening across the county boundary in Meath.
In the past 20 years a championship game against Meath has usually been the first genuine test of Dublin's prospects and therefore Dublin GAA people are extra curious about their neighbours this year because Dublin play Meath on June 7. Even though this is the first championship game of 2009 for both sides, it is also a Leinster quarter-final.
Football logic, if there were such a thing, would decree that Dublin will take care of Meath without any bother this year, but in the absence of logic, both sets of fans -- and probably players too -- can convince themselves that anything can happen in this contest.