The ‘dogs in the street’ know that Dublin has an advantage playing their games in Croke Park, says Sky Blue legend Paddy Cullen.
Jim Gavin’s side has lost its two away games to date in the league while a Donegal motion has been submitted to the upcoming Annual Congress which, if passed and assuming Dublin reach the Super 8s, would mean that they will, like the other teams, play just one of their quarter-final round-robin games at GAA headquarters.
“I think Dublin are vulnerable away from home because it's always in their psyche,” Cullen remarked to the Irish Independent the launch of the GAA Digital Archive yesterday.
“When you go down (the country), you're out of your comfort zone. We used to be pushed. We had a good team when I was playing. We were really becoming kind of unbeatable in a way, I hate saying that, but to the Wexfords and teams like that, they should have been pushovers. But we'd be down in Dr Cullen Park and you'd be just fighting to get out of it.
“There is a definite advantage in Croker. Everybody knows it. The dogs in the street know it.”