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Ash Smoker

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Re: The Patronising Dublin Fan Thread
« Reply #270 on: September 23, 2022, 09:56:16 AM »
All that money spent on coaching over the last 10 years. Have they nobody coming through ?

They reached U20 All-Ireland finals in 2019, 2020 they should have a handful of those players coming through now however are struggling to do so under their poor Dessie Farrell management setup.

Them u20s lads will be 23/24 next year and will see more game time next year. A good few got run in O'Byrne Cup and League.

How many of them has established themselves as senior county players? Archer looked the real deal at U20 level and for whatever reason hasn't made the step up.  Costello,Mannion,Fenton,Kilkenny,J McCaffrey etc were all standing out in their early 20s on the senior team or be in a different environment and under a better management team.

Peadar O'Cofaigh Byrne only player to have got championship time and he missed the league with injury.  Lorcan O'Dell,  Ross McGarry and Brian O'Leary got a couple chances in league but probably too early for them. Archer has long way to go, doesn't have the work rate.   The lads you mentioned you were part of the greatest Dublin minor team of 2011 even though lost to Tipp. 9/10 played prominent roles in 6 in a row. Fenton was injured at minor but came through on 21 team in 2014.

I only found out recently that Peadar O'Cofaigh Byrne is a son of Blathnaid Ni Chofaigh!