"It is still Dublin's to lose"

June 18, 2019

Dublin's Brian Fenton and Ciaran Kilkenny with the Sam Maguire Cup. ©INPHO/James Crombie.

Oisin McConville sees Donegal as the only genuine threat to Dublin in this year’s All-Ireland SFC.

Apart from the Tir Chonail men and Roscommon, none of the other challengers have impressed so far this summer and McConville is struggling to come up with a team that could derail the Dubs’ drive for five:

“At the start of the year, I thought there were plenty of viable options — but it is still Dublin’s to lose,” the former Armagh attacker states in The Irish Sun. “The only team that can beat Dublin is themselves. Things have changed in that the one team you were looking to was Tyrone, to follow up and improve on last year.

“On the evidence of what we saw against Donegal, that didn’t happen. Donegal leap-frogged them and look like the team who, potentially, would trouble Dublin. What I thought was really good about Donegal the last day — yes, they were getting players back into defence, but the transition was unbelievable. It was electric.”

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