Saturday 17 March 2018

Eugene McGee: O'Gara makes his mark but Dubs still lack consistency

Eugene McGee

Eugene McGee

WE had a rather strange situation on Saturday when a large section of Hill 16 remained closed -- despite the fact that Dublin were playing a game to earn a spot in the last eight of the All-Ireland senior football championship.

You would think it was a long time since Dublin had won back-to-back SFC matches as the vast throng of casual supporters stayed away for the clash with Louth. Obviously, the 'tourists' have other things to be doing -- but for the large number of dedicated Dubs, it must have been a satisfying afternoon's work.

And so, too, it must have been for Pat Gilroy, as Dublin his team disposed of the 'real' Leinster champions by the 30th minute, when they led Louth by 1-6 to 0-1.

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