I feel the demise of O’Tooles and Pat’s P is worth a mention, not to promote their downfall but more so to use as a potential learning curve for other clubs that numbers in juvenile sections is paramount.
Comparing league campaigns with championship you have wonder where the likes of John’s & Na Fianna are actually at? Both finished ahead of brigids in league, yet didnt progress as far in champ.
Lucan are an anomaly (the cuala of the early 2000’s) and arguably should have had at least 1 county title in last 20 years.
What I find a little concerning for other teams is the number of 2nd and 3rd teams who finished top or in playoffs in ahl 3, 4, 5 ,6 . First teams in other clubs need to be beating these realistically.
I do not think there’ll be an influx of brand new panelists to the senior squad, perhaps some lads will revisit again, but unlikely.
Overall great to see Maurs, counsel, fingallians, scoil and towers clondalkin, realt dearg all progressing.
Teams of the year for me are Scoil and thomas Davis after a superb achievement all round.
Biggest disappointment was the match v Laois.