"It was like dogs chasing airplanes," remarked Joe Brolly on RTE after Dublin saw out the last 10 minutes of their Super 8 opener against Donegal by playing 'keep ball'.
With the finishing line in sight, the All-Ireland champions decided to run down the clock by keeping possession, mainly around the middle third of the Croke Park pitch. It wasn't pretty - boos and groans were audible with each pass - but it was certainly effective as Jim Gavin's men prevailed on a 2-15 to 0-16 scoreline.
This is not attractive to watch from the All-Ireland champions as a well known Kerryman once said 'puke football'- Finbarr Mc Carthy (@FiFinnymac) July 14, 2018
Super 8s - don't make me laugh - unfortunately it's still the same old drivel - the last ten minutes of this game has been mind numbing and boring - watching Dublin playing down the clock - how exciting A brand new era for Gaelic Football- Sylvester Hennessy (@Slyone1069) July 14, 2018
Strong advert here for outlawing handball in Gaelic football.- Larry Ryan (@RyanLarry) July 14, 2018
This is septic stuff- Brian Ramsbottom (@TheOneRam) July 14, 2018
Dreary dominance from a Dublin side not even at full tilt- Shane Stapleton (@ShaneSaint) July 14, 2018