Tuesday 22 May 2018

'There’s no stopping Dublin' - David Brady on how the All-Ireland champions have pulled away from the pack

11 March 2018; Niall Scully of Dublin in action against Brian Ó Beaglaoich of Kerry during the Allianz Football League Division 1 Round 5 match between Dublin and Kerry at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile
11 March 2018; Niall Scully of Dublin in action against Brian Ó Beaglaoich of Kerry during the Allianz Football League Division 1 Round 5 match between Dublin and Kerry at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile

Mícheál Ó Scannáil

Former Mayo footballer David Brady says 'there’s no stopping Dublin' en route to All-Ireland glory following their crushing defeat of Kerry in last Sunday’s National Football League tie.

Dublin demolished Kerry on a score-line of 2-17 to 0-11 after the All-Ireland champions enjoyed a purple patch of a goal and eight points unanswered, with the majority of the scores coming during a strong second half surge to begin the second period.

Jim Gavin's side are now five from five in Division One and looks odds on to reclaim the league crown that they lost to the Kingdom last season.

Speaking on Independent.ie's GAA Podcast, 'The Throw In', in association with Allianz, Brady said that Dublin’s display proves their utter dominance at the moment.

"I think in the National League, the chasing pack, if you have one or two games, you think you’re capable, you think you’re up there with them," he said.

"You’re not, that’s the simplicity of it."

"There’s no stopping Dublin," he added.

"But your greatest downfall always comes when you are on the top. Dublin will need to collapse."

Brady said that he had to make himself change the way he sees Dublin. As unrealistically good as they sometimes appear, he admitted that their dominance is all too real.

"I just said to myself, I’m not going to keep using the word unreal because they’re not unreal they’re real, and the reality is, they know themselves that when push comes to shove, 1-8 without reply buries a lot of teams and it buries the best teams out there."

The frightening thing for all other teams seeking All-Ireland glory, is that Dublin can pull off such a victory over Kerry without the use of their full outfit.

Brady said that although most of the media were reporting on Dublin’s missing players, any squad they put out has the potential to win big games.

"If you look across all quarters of the media, they were missing five all-stars, they were missing these nine players," he said.

"They were missing no one, because they have what they had and that’s a good panel."  

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