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By the championship rolls around next year the Dublin age profile will be quite high.

Over thirty players from the team that played on sunday

1 S Cluxton 36
2 McMahon 31
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4 M Fitismins 30
5 C o Sullivan 30
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11 Andrews 30
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13 O Gara 33
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16 B Brogan 34
17 D Connolly 31
18 Mcmenamon 31
19 Flynn 32

Plus if you add in Bastick 36, Daly 31, and and MDMA 32, is quite an old squad.

royce (UK) - 20/09/2017 21:43:42    2048799

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Now, there ya go lads, nothing to worry about, you see :D

realdub (Dublin) - 20/09/2017 22:27:30    2048811

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Replying To royce:  "By the championship rolls around next year the Dublin age profile will be quite high.

Over thirty players from the team that played on sunday

1 S Cluxton 36
2 McMahon 31
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4 M Fitismins 30
5 C o Sullivan 30
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7
8
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11 Andrews 30
12
13 O Gara 33
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16 B Brogan 34
17 D Connolly 31
18 Mcmenamon 31
19 Flynn 32

Plus if you add in Bastick 36, Daly 31, and and MDMA 32, is quite an old squad."
To be fair to the lads they are still a fit punch for Amateur Athletics..premiership players and rugby players in the same age bracket as the Dublin lads are just not even close to been as fit as them,consider the fact also there is a lot more work and running involved in modern day football than their would be soccer or Rugby ! Rugby would be more attritional in the physicality stakes but still its a credit to Dublin and all involved !

WhyTheLongFace (Meath) - 20/09/2017 22:31:37    2048815

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Loads of games left in that panel and a few all Ireland's left in it too. Up and coming players too .....

waynoI (Dublin) - 20/09/2017 22:33:53    2048819

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Dads Army is right.

They'll be getting the bus pass soon at least which will make it easier and cheaper for them to get to training.

Another advantage for yous to complain about.

MesAmis (Dublin) - 21/09/2017 10:23:04    2048908

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I think its a good mix, less than half the squad over 30, and of them that are most are border line, I'm sure Gavin will be delving into that under 21 team to keep a good balance

Barrowsider (Carlow) - 21/09/2017 10:47:03    2048920

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Replying To realdub:  "Now, there ya go lads, nothing to worry about, you see :D"
Ha ha at least you have a sense of humour Real Dub good to see . You can have a laugh and a joke unlike some of the bitter comments and disrespectful comments being posted by some

belmay (Mayo) - 21/09/2017 11:13:26    2048932

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Replying To waynoI:  "Loads of games left in that panel and a few all Ireland's left in it too. Up and coming players too ....."
There certainly is up and coming players but remember that in Tralee in the league the Old Heads pulled it out of the fire - the same last sunday so any supporters need to be weary in any county of too much expectation from underage success. Mayo introduced probably significantly younger subs on Sunday than those brought in by Dublin. Dublin won the old heads that had seen it before and were proven brought Dublin through the day them lads no longer have it in the legs .... well then we will find out if the younger players can truely carry the mantle

belmay (Mayo) - 21/09/2017 11:18:03    2048937

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One of the surprising things really has been how successful the team was with most of the above not starting consistently. There are waves of ages in the team and seems to be a set pattern for introducing players. This year hasnt been great for injuries either. We have to look to the O Byrne Cup now and the league, we have another All Ireland U21 title team won this year bubbling under the surfice, have some really big hopes for a few in that team. Brian Howard will be a name to look out for in 2018.

TheUsername (Dublin) - 21/09/2017 15:33:27    2049056

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The age of Dublin players has not gone unnoticed by those that know and understand football , I have lost count the amount of times I commented on the perfect storm . In order for Dublin to achieve what we have achieved it required serious factors to come together , talent, funding , coaching , and mental steel with a serious group of volunteers in the background
Some of these factors you can control , some you cant , we have had exciting young players come though but as many have stated are they the leaders of the current team ???
One win in 20 years at minor level
Sport goes in cycles we may never go away much in the same way as Kerry and Kilkenny , however minus some of the players mentioned in this thread only an ostrich would believe our success will be sustained indefinetly

Damothedub (Dublin) - 21/09/2017 15:36:09    2049057

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Go across the board on any current inter county squad and you'll see similar age profiles:
I'd say Tyrone or Roscommon have the youngest squads (per avg age) out there

keithlemon (Australia) - 21/09/2017 16:03:37    2049066

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Replying To Damothedub:  "The age of Dublin players has not gone unnoticed by those that know and understand football , I have lost count the amount of times I commented on the perfect storm . In order for Dublin to achieve what we have achieved it required serious factors to come together , talent, funding , coaching , and mental steel with a serious group of volunteers in the background
Some of these factors you can control , some you cant , we have had exciting young players come though but as many have stated are they the leaders of the current team ???
One win in 20 years at minor level
Sport goes in cycles we may never go away much in the same way as Kerry and Kilkenny , however minus some of the players mentioned in this thread only an ostrich would believe our success will be sustained indefinetly"
It's 1 minor win in over 30 years and very few final appearances as well which is an incredible statistic really. But Dublin have won 4 U-21s this decade. There could be a huge number of reasons for the difference in fortunes at these 2 levels, it would be very interesting if someone looked at it all. Dublin will always be one of the country's top teams but they won't always be this dominant as they won't always have a squad of players as good as they have now. I'm sure much of the country was getting nostalgic for the dodgy freetakers from the 00's when Rock put that last one over the bar Sunday.

Soma (UK) - 21/09/2017 16:46:36    2049076

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Replying To Soma:  "It's 1 minor win in over 30 years and very few final appearances as well which is an incredible statistic really. But Dublin have won 4 U-21s this decade. There could be a huge number of reasons for the difference in fortunes at these 2 levels, it would be very interesting if someone looked at it all. Dublin will always be one of the country's top teams but they won't always be this dominant as they won't always have a squad of players as good as they have now. I'm sure much of the country was getting nostalgic for the dodgy freetakers from the 00's when Rock put that last one over the bar Sunday."
I'd say at U21 level we'd have an edge in that the majority of our players are studying in Dublin.

Much easier to get them together for training.

MesAmis (Dublin) - 21/09/2017 17:12:13    2049082

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To be fair to the lads they are still a fit punch for Amateur Athletics..premiership players and rugby players in the same age bracket as the Dublin lads are just not even close to been as fit as them,

WhyTheLongFace (Meath) - Posts:610 - 20/09/2017 22:31:37 2048815


Premier League players not even close to been as fit as Dublin footballers?

Could you show some evidence for this?

Cockney_Cat (UK) - 21/09/2017 17:47:28    2049093

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Replying To MesAmis:  "I'd say at U21 level we'd have an edge in that the majority of our players are studying in Dublin.

Much easier to get them together for training."
I'd also have a suspicion that Havin left a bit of s footprint at under 21 a template so to speak , I know at minor and below to development squads it's each to their own all depends on the coach at the time , don't think Dessie gets enough credit with the work he's does IMO

Damothedub (Dublin) - 21/09/2017 17:59:47    2049096

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Replying To MesAmis:  "I'd say at U21 level we'd have an edge in that the majority of our players are studying in Dublin.

Much easier to get them together for training."
Agreed and easier to for us to be better organised..no distraction of leaving cert etc like you have at minor and very long commutes other counties have

alano12 (Dublin) - 21/09/2017 18:01:23    2049097

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Replying To MesAmis:  "I'd say at U21 level we'd have an edge in that the majority of our players are studying in Dublin.

Much easier to get them together for training."
Are there additional u21 development squads to cater for the players straight out of minor?

TheWestIsAwake (UK) - 21/09/2017 18:37:23    2049117

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Replying To TheWestIsAwake:  "Are there additional u21 development squads to cater for the players straight out of minor?"
No

Damothedub (Dublin) - 21/09/2017 19:11:09    2049127

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Replying To Cockney_Cat:  "To be fair to the lads they are still a fit punch for Amateur Athletics..premiership players and rugby players in the same age bracket as the Dublin lads are just not even close to been as fit as them,

WhyTheLongFace (Meath) - Posts:610 - 20/09/2017 22:31:37 2048815


Premier League players not even close to been as fit as Dublin footballers?

Could you show some evidence for this?"
I will email the evidence to you !

sorry for talking down the premiership..i wont do it again forgive me!

WhyTheLongFace (Meath) - 21/09/2017 19:27:08    2049134

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Replying To Cockney_Cat:  "To be fair to the lads they are still a fit punch for Amateur Athletics..premiership players and rugby players in the same age bracket as the Dublin lads are just not even close to been as fit as them,

WhyTheLongFace (Meath) - Posts:610 - 20/09/2017 22:31:37 2048815


Premier League players not even close to been as fit as Dublin footballers?

Could you show some evidence for this?"
here is stats from 2014

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i just feel Dublin and Mayo 2017 may have passed that stat of a premiership player

2017
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Maybe hoganstand might do a new update on figures

Remember my opinion is not going to be in the gospel next Sunday !

WhyTheLongFace (Meath) - 21/09/2017 19:38:37    2049137

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