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Would Dublin beat a rest-of-Ireland select?

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I reckon they could. Hats off to Dublin, an incredible team.

essmac (Tyrone) - 27/08/2017 22:24:49    2038958

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sorry silly thread.

superbluedub (Dublin) - 27/08/2017 22:42:06    2038964

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Replying To essmac:  "I reckon they could. Hats off to Dublin, an incredible team."
The rest of Ireland selection. 'The Lions' if you like would need a fair bit of time together. It would be some game.

Imagine adding James O'Donoghue, Colm Kavanagh, Jamie Clarke, Donie Kingston (who always causes the Dubs problems with Laois), Michael Quinlivan, Gary Brennan, Michael Murphy, McBrearty, Conor McManus, Brendan Murphy Carlow etc to the best of the Mayo team! Just naming names off the top of my head.

Some game! Jack O'Connor manage them.

Laois76 (Laois) - 27/08/2017 22:54:58    2038974

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Dublin would still win. At this moment they are a super power. Great sportsmen but problem is people from other counties will soon stop travelling to their matches as the writing is on the wall. Why pay money to see your team getting a beaten at the hands of them.

border Gael (Monaghan) - 27/08/2017 23:02:11    2038979

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Replying To essmac:  "I reckon they could. Hats off to Dublin, an incredible team."
Stupid post - if what we saw today from your boys means that Dubs are invincible then I'd be embarrassed - not one hit, no breaking tackles, dubs running around with absolutes freedom - I'd be hiding in a corner coming out with that stuff - one thing I do know is Mayo will not bow down to Dubs - they may and probably will get beat but they won't go down with a whimper like you boys today!

IrishGael3 (USA) - 27/08/2017 23:08:58    2038986

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Do you know this it's not a bad idea, might be the only time we see them really tested, I can't see anyone beating them as it is.
maybe it's time Dublin was divided up.

El_Torro (Tyrone) - 27/08/2017 23:10:42    2038990

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Probably would do it.

Donegalman (None) - 27/08/2017 23:14:11    2038996

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The only man to select and manage a team to beat the Dubs is Jim Mc Guinness, it would be a great game to see.

Tirchonaill1 (Donegal) - 27/08/2017 23:24:21    2039005

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Yes.

Barnowl94 (Galway) - 28/08/2017 00:36:53    2039041

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What would be a rest of Ireland consist of

Morgan
Enright McNamee McCarron
T McCann Keegan Colm Boyle
C Cavanagh A O Sea
Buckley C O'Connor O'Donaghoue
A Moran Donaghy J Clarke

Thats one hard team to pick!!! Obviously thing Tyone Kerry and Mayo would have pick of the crop with Jamie Clarke an honorable mention cause I think he's pure class but leaving out the likes of McManus, some Kildare contingent and other QF from Roscommon.

Colm Cavanagh I think if he doesn't win an all-star this year he probably wont ever, even in today's game when we got destroyed by what I think is the best team in GAA of all time he still came out as Tyrone's best player and tried to drive the team forward no matter what. Only player that could push to make that Dublin team.

Obvoiusy a few makeshift positions with Cillian and O'Donaghoue in the HF line just so Clarke and Andy Moran can make the Full forward line with Donaghy. Half back line its impossible to leave Keegan and Boyle out after Saturdays performances. Tom Parsons another possibility and shift O'Shea up to Half forward.

Find_the_space (Tyrone) - 28/08/2017 02:06:58    2039052

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Silly question.

By its nature, a Rest of Ireland team would be makeshift with none of the cohesion or long term preparation that would be necessary to take on a team like Dublin.

Tyrone were poor yesterday, let's wait until after the final to see what's what.

MuckrossHead (Donegal) - 28/08/2017 09:12:28    2039091

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Replying To MuckrossHead:  "Silly question.

By its nature, a Rest of Ireland team would be makeshift with none of the cohesion or long term preparation that would be necessary to take on a team like Dublin.

Tyrone were poor yesterday, let's wait until after the final to see what's what."
Tyrone were poor because they where met by an absolute methodical, incredibly prepared, fit, skillful, tuned in Dublin team.

After we got the goal we drained all the confidence out of them by playing keep ball. It must have been so disheartening not to mention it would have made legs so heavy with Dublin keeping players so wide to create the space through the middle.

So well prepared for.

Tyrone tried to get under our skins by breaking from the parade before getting to the hill. Thinking they would rattle us. Nah, We just annihilated them. Those type of mindgames just will not work.

waynoI (Dublin) - 28/08/2017 13:00:22    2039265

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Replying To waynoI:  "Tyrone were poor because they where met by an absolute methodical, incredibly prepared, fit, skillful, tuned in Dublin team.

After we got the goal we drained all the confidence out of them by playing keep ball. It must have been so disheartening not to mention it would have made legs so heavy with Dublin keeping players so wide to create the space through the middle.

So well prepared for.

Tyrone tried to get under our skins by breaking from the parade before getting to the hill. Thinking they would rattle us. Nah, We just annihilated them. Those type of mindgames just will not work."
Your right. Looking back it was a stupid thing to do.

But at that stage croke park was rocking and the atmosphere was electric.

15min into the game and you could hear a pin drop.

I genuinely think that we are a much better team than what we showed yesterday, we would never have actually beaten Dublin but I think we are probably 5-7 points worse than them instead of 12 points.

We just did not have a plan B whatsoever and what I laughed at the most was throwing Padraig McNulty in for the last 10min at full forward. The lad hasn't seen championship football this year and this is when Mickey decides to try this out!!

This is what frustrates most Tyrone supporters. We have this system of play which we stick religiously to and yet when it fails, like it did yesterday and like it did last year against Mayo we have nosecond option and most of the team seem unable to think for themselves.

Wally (Tyrone) - 28/08/2017 13:18:54    2039287

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relax, tyrone provded to be not as good as everyone taught, mayo have always been there or there abouts with us..scary how good o callaghan is already

alano12 (Dublin) - 28/08/2017 13:30:12    2039307

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Yes.
But Mayo would also beat a rest of Ireland team, unless the team consisted of 15 Dubs!

Condorman (Dublin) - 28/08/2017 13:34:05    2039313

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Yes they would and yes Dublin would be capable of beating the rest of Ireland team. Mayo brought them to a replay last year and only just lost that so if they could do that alone then of course a rest of Ireland team could beat them

tipp11 (Tipperary) - 28/08/2017 13:58:20    2039335

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Replying To Find_the_space:  "What would be a rest of Ireland consist of

Morgan
Enright McNamee McCarron
T McCann Keegan Colm Boyle
C Cavanagh A O Sea
Buckley C O'Connor O'Donaghoue
A Moran Donaghy J Clarke

Thats one hard team to pick!!! Obviously thing Tyone Kerry and Mayo would have pick of the crop with Jamie Clarke an honorable mention cause I think he's pure class but leaving out the likes of McManus, some Kildare contingent and other QF from Roscommon.

Colm Cavanagh I think if he doesn't win an all-star this year he probably wont ever, even in today's game when we got destroyed by what I think is the best team in GAA of all time he still came out as Tyrone's best player and tried to drive the team forward no matter what. Only player that could push to make that Dublin team.

Obvoiusy a few makeshift positions with Cillian and O'Donaghoue in the HF line just so Clarke and Andy Moran can make the Full forward line with Donaghy. Half back line its impossible to leave Keegan and Boyle out after Saturdays performances. Tom Parsons another possibility and shift O'Shea up to Half forward."
Where on earth is Conor McManus? The man has torched the Dubs on many an occasion. Best forward in Ireland, Monaghan's system is the only thing that stops him.

HB245 (Monaghan) - 28/08/2017 14:00:52    2039342

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Clarke
Harrison McNamee Higgins
Boyle Keegan Harte
Brennan Parsons
Clarke AOS McHugh
Geaney Murphy Quinlivan


Would prefer McManus to Clarke but hard to shoehorn him in there. Would also prefer a better full back, can't think of anyone else off the top of my head.

jason (Mayo) - 28/08/2017 14:14:44    2039358

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As good as dublin are and they are very good.
I still think the kerry and tyrone teams of the noughties would be able for them.

tom84 (Cavan) - 29/08/2017 20:43:20    2040370

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Replying To tom84:  "As good as dublin are and they are very good.
I still think the kerry and tyrone teams of the noughties would be able for them."
I don't know Tom. They were the best teams of their time. Great teams. But 10 years is a long time in terms of scientific development, strategic development etc. If the 3 teams you mention were on a par skill wise, Dublin (or Mayo) of 2017 are stronger, better stamina, better use made of the subs bench etc.

Laois76 (Laois) - 29/08/2017 21:23:18    2040395

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