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Dublin Pull Out Of The O'byrne Cup

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https://www.hoganstand.com/Article/Index/306443

Their first game will be against Kerry next year. This competition raises money for the players fund so it's a blow to lose them. Dublin also don't compete in the Leinster Junior championship.

Jack_Goff (Meath) - Posts: 2920 - 02/12/2019 12:49:18    2252669

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I suspect this is knee jerk to not having a management team in place and preparations etc.

Id say we will be back in it this time next year, hugely fertile and valuable competition for us in terms of identifying developing players, really disappointed we wont be involved. Wasn't a fan of going straight to the latter stages last year either.

Not good news.

TheUsername (Dublin) - Posts: 3083 - 02/12/2019 13:18:53    2252679

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Replying To Jack_Goff:  "https://www.hoganstand.com/Article/Index/306443

Their first game will be against Kerry next year. This competition raises money for the players fund so it's a blow to lose them. Dublin also don't compete in the Leinster Junior championship."
And dont forget you have been advocating consistently for Dublin to be taken out of the Leinster Senior Championship....

Fionn (Dublin) - Posts: 2810 - 02/12/2019 13:21:26    2252680

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Replying To Jack_Goff:  "https://www.hoganstand.com/Article/Index/306443

Their first game will be against Kerry next year. This competition raises money for the players fund so it's a blow to lose them. Dublin also don't compete in the Leinster Junior championship."
Kerry havent played in the McGrath Cup for two years and Kilkenny often skip the Walsh Cup when it suits them so it's nothing new with teams in these pre season competitions.

gaelicgab (USA) - Posts: 850 - 02/12/2019 13:28:43    2252682

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Looking at the teams Dublin fielded they pulled out of it years ago

Yondu (UK) - Posts: 262 - 02/12/2019 14:12:48    2252702

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They're afraid they won't be able to put it up to Westmeath I reckon.

iarmhi_an_mhaith (Westmeath) - Posts: 221 - 02/12/2019 14:34:48    2252711

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Replying To Fionn:  "
Replying To Jack_Goff:  "https://www.hoganstand.com/Article/Index/306443

Their first game will be against Kerry next year. This competition raises money for the players fund so it's a blow to lose them. Dublin also don't compete in the Leinster Junior championship."
And dont forget you have been advocating consistently for Dublin to be taken out of the Leinster Senior Championship...."
They don't steam roll the O'Byrne Cup every year to the stage where it becomes pointless. All the funding they've received from the gaa, I feel it's very disrespectful they snub this competition and the Leinster Junior too.

Jack_Goff (Meath) - Posts: 2920 - 02/12/2019 20:08:26    2252778

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Correct me if I'm wrong but for last couple of years it wasn't Gavin that managed the team in obc. Or am I totally mistaken???

royaldunne (Meath) - Posts: 16199 - 02/12/2019 20:18:23    2252782

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Replying To Jack_Goff:  "
Replying To Fionn:  "[quote=Jack_Goff:  "https://www.hoganstand.com/Article/Index/306443

Their first game will be against Kerry next year. This competition raises money for the players fund so it's a blow to lose them. Dublin also don't compete in the Leinster Junior championship."
And dont forget you have been advocating consistently for Dublin to be taken out of the Leinster Senior Championship...."
They don't steam roll the O'Byrne Cup every year to the stage where it becomes pointless. All the funding they've received from the gaa, I feel it's very disrespectful they snub this competition and the Leinster Junior too."]But sure you don't even want them in Leinster ffs.
So not sure why you are trying to make a big issue out of this.

Fionn (Dublin) - Posts: 2810 - 02/12/2019 20:21:14    2252786

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Replying To royaldunne:  "Correct me if I'm wrong but for last couple of years it wasn't Gavin that managed the team in obc. Or am I totally mistaken???"
You are spot on RD.
PC did.

But I reckon with Jim leaving and trying to get a new management team in place, they decided to not enter this year. Nothing sinister or disrespectful at hand here at all, as other would lead you to believe....

Fionn (Dublin) - Posts: 2810 - 02/12/2019 20:45:34    2252793

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Replying To Jack_Goff:  "
Replying To Fionn:  "[quote=Jack_Goff:  "https://www.hoganstand.com/Article/Index/306443

Their first game will be against Kerry next year. This competition raises money for the players fund so it's a blow to lose them. Dublin also don't compete in the Leinster Junior championship."
And dont forget you have been advocating consistently for Dublin to be taken out of the Leinster Senior Championship...."
They don't steam roll the O'Byrne Cup every year to the stage where it becomes pointless. All the funding they've received from the gaa, I feel it's very disrespectful they snub this competition and the Leinster Junior too."]Ah sure Jack ye know we can't win with ye. If we put a strong team into the OBC every year and won it every year you'd be whinging that we shouldn't be in it like you do with the LSFC. If we don't enter it you call it disrespectful. With your very large population, class A training facilities, fantastic football pedigree, any amount of top quality ex-champions coaching or ready to coach, I would have thought that Meath would be chomping at the bit now. No Dublin in the OBC, no Jim Gavin at the helm of Dublin, top players retiring, as predicted earlier in the year despite your doom and gloom Mystic Meg predictions of everlasting Dublin AI wins. What more could you want?

Joxer (Dublin) - Posts: 4081 - 02/12/2019 21:17:26    2252804

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Heard tonight we haven't pulled out of this, also hope to have announce a management team very shortly.

All grapevine stuff mind.

TheUsername (Dublin) - Posts: 3083 - 02/12/2019 22:40:16    2252827

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Dubs in disarray.

Meathmaverick (Meath) - Posts: 62 - 03/12/2019 08:44:04    2252859

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Replying To Fionn:  "You are spot on RD.
PC did.

But I reckon with Jim leaving and trying to get a new management team in place, they decided to not enter this year. Nothing sinister or disrespectful at hand here at all, as other would lead you to believe...."
I don't think there is either.
The only thing I'll say is that I do believe it would have been a good opportunity for the new manager to have a look at the panel up close.

royaldunne (Meath) - Posts: 16199 - 03/12/2019 18:35:56    2252997

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Replying To royaldunne:  "I don't think there is either.
The only thing I'll say is that I do believe it would have been a good opportunity for the new manager to have a look at the panel up close."
Yep possibly.
Probably learn from A v B games though
Maybe the new mgt will reconsider.

Fionn (Dublin) - Posts: 2810 - 03/12/2019 20:25:51    2253011

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