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Shane Enright: Have the Dublin players lost faith in their management, and Dessie Farrell in particular?

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Without a League point after four games, the pressure is increasing on Dublin manager Dessie Farrell to turn his team's fortunes around, but Shane Enright wonders if all the players still have full faith in their manager.

Without a League point after four games, the pressure is increasing on Dublin manager Dessie Farrell to turn his team's fortunes around, but Shane Enright wonders if all the players still have full faith in their manager.

Dublin's Con O'Callaghan palms the ball against the post watched by Paul Murphy during the 2021 Division 1 League match at Semple Stadium in Thurles. Shane Enright feels the return of O'Callaghan, James McCarthy and a few other players can help to turn Dublin's really poor start to the season around. Photo by Sportsfile

Dublin's Con O'Callaghan palms the ball against the post watched by Paul Murphy during the 2021 Division 1 League match at Semple Stadium in Thurles. Shane Enright feels the return of O'Callaghan, James McCarthy and a few other players can help to turn Dublin's really poor start to the season around. Photo by Sportsfile

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Without a League point after four games, the pressure is increasing on Dublin manager Dessie Farrell to turn his team's fortunes around, but Shane Enright wonders if all the players still have full faith in their manager.

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After Dublin’s failure to ignite in the 2021 Championship, eventually losing out to Mayo after extra-time, many people felt that we may see a rejuvenated Dublin in 2022. However, from what we have seen of them to date this year that certainly couldn’t be further from the truth. On Sunday in Newbridge they fell to their fourth successive defeat at the hands of the Lilywhites, the first time they have been beaten by a team in Leinster in over 10 years.

Getting defeated is one thing but it is the manner of these defeats that is particularly worrying from the Dubs’ perspective. Looking in from the outside one can’t help but feel there is something seriously wrong within their camp at the moment. They look a pale shadow of the team that won the six-in-a-row less than 15 months ago. For me, how they have fallen so fast has been quite puzzling.


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