25 April 2023 08:09
Joe brings his Westmeath to town on the back of a fair hiding from the cats. Apparently missing 5 starters the last day.
It’ll be interesting to see if MD leaves Dubs selection as was or whether it’s a horses-for-courses selection policy he goes for. Or he might just mix it up to see if we can get a few more scores.
The weather looks alright but bit far to know for sure.
Anything less than a big win and we may as well fold up the tent
Is the game being streamed?
25 April 2023 15:38
Doubt it, there’s like ten games on each day and they only do 2 or 3 on GAAGo it seems, well down the pecking order this weekend unfortunatly.
26 April 2023 05:56
We’re not at a high watermark currently with so many new faces in and a bench full of inexperience, so while I’d hope for a good solid win, I don’t know what kind of margin to hope for TBH.
28 April 2023 07:18
The excitement really building on this thread, 6 posts in and the tension is unreal
I’ll just take the win . And hopefully gearing for a huge game against Wexford
This is westmeaths all Ireland final . They won’t have put much effort into the Kilkenny game . Joe will have a few landmines planned . As he knows the Dublin team so well
If it was in croke park I think we’d win very easily
Heading in myself, nice time and venue for a game
Hope we rattle in a few goals and don’t leave these in the game
Weird theres a football team for Sunday out and no hurling one
28 April 2023 09:30
Good to see Hayes back & fit enough to start, have to hope our new style will suit him more than our working-it-through-the-lines style the last couple of years. Need the HF line to contribute more scores (other than Donal). Good to see Purcell on the bench.
I’d have still picked considine to be honest
That bench is still underpowered at this level for me
28 April 2023 09:54
I would have played him as well TBH but he’ll be trouble coming on against tired defenders.
It is a slightly light bench but that’s what we’ve got to work with and in Currie and Purcell we’ve two of the best-attacking players in Dublin to come in. Whitley can do a job, and Costello showed glimpses of promise in the league (think he’ll be better on harder sod than he was in the league).
28 April 2023 09:57
Assume he is trying to get a game into Hayes
No issue with Purcell and Currie
Personally they’d start for me because this is a building year . If we beat Wexford it’s a bonus
Whitely is actually much better off the bench
Defence bench though is very light and we’ve a lack of pace generally in the backs
Dunphy a big loss
28 April 2023 10:02
Can’t disagree with that, do we know what the story is with Dunphy?
Who’s this new lad Purcell you speak of….
28 April 2023 10:48
Westmeaths all ireland is against antrim. I could well be wrong but cant see antrim winning a match other than vs Westmeath.
28 April 2023 10:49
Not with a trip to Wexford, they might have fancied a cut at them above.
They went very very close against Dublin.