? ? Talking Points Dublin

by louthandproud on January 30, 2017

in County

O’Byrne Cup Chumps


This weeks Talking Points from Yesterdays Final.

Durning Point

In the ascendancy at the time Tommy D scores that goal we’re five points up .
Against a Dublin 3rd team that could have went two ways if the goal goes in.
It didn’t and they never looked back.

Badly Missed

Colm Nally Our coach wasn’t there yesterday, he was leading the Cilles to the club Intermediate All-Ireland Final.
Missing his influence on the line and in the dressing room yesterday.
Could that have been a factor?


In a day of much misery for Louth, Pepe Smith had his best display in red and white.

Mark of the year

Bevan Duffy’s full length in the air catch for the mark was superb.

Grounds to a halt

I’m getting this awful gut feeling that Drogheda doesn’t suit us whatsoever.
Which is quite worrying considering we have 4 home games in the league.
Before you come at me, listen.
I have factored in that the underfoot conditions were terrible for both sides, but the way we set up defensively and counter Drogheda pulls the legs off you.
Look how better we played in Pairc Tailteann last week, even Cusack Park in Mullingar the opening weekend.
Add in we go short on most kick outs and rely on late runners the place doesn’t lend us any favours whatsoever.

Reality Check

We are not as bad as we showed yesterday, but maybe a reality check ahead of a massive game like Laois is no harm at all.
Most of the lads will want to get the Dublin game out of their system as quick as possible.
What better way to do that than an National League game of real importance this Saturday night!

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Anonymous January 30, 2017 at 5:36 pm

It wasn’t just Durnin’s miss,there’s the blatant penalty denied to McEnaeney early in the game. That set the tone and Dublin exploited that. I’ve never seen as much niggle and off the ball stuff in an O’Byrne cup game. Thee real difference was the transition of ball from back to front,the Dubs did it with two foot passes,we spent forever trying to play through midfield. Credit Dublin’s efficiency and economy. P.S. same ref in Portloaise next Saturday.

Anonymous January 30, 2017 at 9:27 am

Louths defensive set up is ?? this holding back and marking space is not working and it showed yesterday!! We are taking too much out of the ball when we do get forward with all this hand passing and trying to walk it in we have plenty of players well fit to kick points from distance!! On the plus our fitness is improving and that has shown in the o Byrne cup

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