It's not you Ewan, definite skills failure and mental failure by Dublin. Spot on Denis, which makes it that bit more daunting for Clare now.
You'd have to say Dublin blew it. Where do they go from here? And where does Daly go? Clare are obviously a very talented outfit and it's only a matter of time. Cork still have the same problems - Full-back, centre-back and Donal O'Grady was spot on about the forwards not realising when a goal chance was on. That cost them the game against Tipp. But they're young. Hopefully all these teams will kick on, Limerick too. And we'll have semi-finals in a couple of years where all four teams have a genuine chance of going all the way.
@Derry the players were making the same class of comments themselves so I don't think that was an issue
Fitzgerald v Allen on the sideline this Saturday will be watchable!
No chance unfortunately Mort, would love to see it there! Agree with Daragh on Red Cow issue; there was a sign outside a pub in Ennis on Saturday 'Dublin travel arrangements: Meet at Red Cow, bring ID...'
He didn't have his best day on the sideline but this was players' failure, not manager's; six points up, a man advantage, and you don't drive on? For shame.
I think it is a relative success, can he take them next step though. I'm not sure
There was more of an onus on Dublin's championship campaign this year and it backfired. But they weren't as bad as made out to be in the league. They've suffered as a result of those defeats, though, even if Waterford were perhaps the poorer team in Division 1A. As Ryan O'Dwyer said before the league had ended, relegation would overshadow their Championship. He's turned out to be a prophet.
And will they suffer from 1B hurling next summer?
@DarrOSullivan so true. He made them a top six county. But as Ewan says, maybe it's time someone took them on to the next level. Massive job though
Dublin needs forwards who can finish, who don't lose their nerve in big games; I thought Dotsie could have been brought on earlier, O'Brien should not have been taken off.
Liam Sheedy with the perks to cut office hours next for Dublin
Because of last weekend and what I think will happen this weekend, we won't get part four in the Kilkenny v Tipperary final saga.
@ewan I have an issue with this. Success in all instances does not equal silverware. I would say he's been a big success. But there is a glass ceiling effect and sometimes, teams just aren't good enough. Winning the league was massive. It's like McGeeney with Kildare. The fact that Kildare were rated top 4/8 over the past three years is a massive success given how dirt they were before. Yeah, you want to win, but look at the history books. There aren't too many doing that.
No Colm; this was on the field, half an hour to go for the players who had got the six-point advantage to drill it home. They failed, their fault.
Still believe Daly is the best man for Dublin. Not many others out there. English might fancy a return to Tipp as would Sheedy but maybe in another few years. Duignan could be a candidate but not proven.
@mort you have to strive for imrovement surely? And that's what they got. They haven't got many wristy stickmen, so they went for brute strength and athleticism. Of course football is the same
Dublin have hurlers coming through, and forwards at that - just that they're still opting for football.
What about Cork hurlers lads? Where are they at?
Well you're right for next year anyway Mort, they're not top tier! Still think they could be taken there. Maybe, as mentioned, a divorce might help, but would be adament that their failure this year is down to the players themselves, not to Anthony Daly.
A few cobwebs for Cork on Saturday, it seems. Game will bring them on but the one week turnaround will be difficult. Paudie O'Sullivan getting better and better every time I see him.
Mort, Tipp Munster minor champions, Cork senior champions - if Kilkenny took that oul' big-ball game seriously then hurling's big three would rule in football also!
Cork - goals, John, they need goals! Opps being missed all over the place, won't do from here on.