That was disappointing. This is a good team, and they had the right side of the draw that they might not get again for a few years. Rory O Connor was the difference. But even though they are good, and O Connor is very good, we would probably have won with a reliable free taker (am not blaming Currie, he stepped up to take them). Something went wrong in the second half where we were down a forward but still leaving gaps at the back. Also, I thought the ref rode us ridiculously on technical fouls (over carries, handpassing etc.).
But listen, that was 30 minutes of hurling that went wrong. It doesn’t negate the fact that there are a lot of lads on that team that can step up to seniors. The likes of Crummy, Currie, Burke (Connor), Conroy and Gray (at least) can bring something to senior (apart from the likes of Burke, Hayes, Whitely etc. who already do).
Its very disappointing. I suspect tactically something went wrong too, but it’s over now for another year so no great point picking that apart. But when this team was good this year, it was very very good. Shit happens!
What was also disappointing though was the crowd. There was no sense of it being a home game for Dublin, Wexford had a more vocal support and nearly as many in number. The ref got a very easy ride from the Dublin crowd on his decision making.