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2016: The Greatest Year in Dublin GAA History?

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Did we just live through the greatest year in Dublin GAA history?

jimbodub (Dublin) - Posts: 19818 - 03/10/2016 14:36:26    1921916

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Replying To jimbodub:  "6th Leinster Championship in a row

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Did we just live through the greatest year in Dublin GAA history?"
I dunno man. It's been a pretty good year alright!

I think for me 2013 was pretty special.

All-Ireland Football Champions and Leinster Hurling Champions in the same year.

MesAmis (Dublin) - Posts: 12847 - 03/10/2016 16:56:20    1922020

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Replying To MesAmis:  "I dunno man. It's been a pretty good year alright!

I think for me 2013 was pretty special.

All-Ireland Football Champions and Leinster Hurling Champions in the same year."
That was special alright!

jimbodub (Dublin) - Posts: 19818 - 03/10/2016 17:24:38    1922034

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No O'Byrne cup.

waynoI (Dublin) - Posts: 13515 - 03/10/2016 21:53:38    1922146

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Replying To waynoI:  "No O'Byrne cup."
You're right.

#gavinout

MesAmis (Dublin) - Posts: 12847 - 03/10/2016 22:18:28    1922158

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Special team, up there with the greats now!

realdub (Dublin) - Posts: 7701 - 04/10/2016 00:27:20    1922191

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Great team but as far as years go we had no success outside Leinster in Hurling or any of the underage categories. Great year for the senior footballers.

FOB (Dublin) - Posts: 908 - 04/10/2016 11:38:55    1922301

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Question
Would Jim have delivered what he has, if Pat hadnt delivered first

Liamwalkinstown (Dublin) - Posts: 8156 - 04/10/2016 15:05:59    1922421

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Would Jim have delivered what he has, if Pat hadnt delivered first"
Who knows?

Impossible to say.

But what I would say with certainty is that Pat Gilroy (And Mickey Whelan) made Jim Gavin's job that little bit easier.

The pressure of 16 years without a title was thrust on Gilroy and after an absolute pasting in 2008 and 09 against Tyrone and Kerry, then in 2010 against Meath, It needed a complete change in terms of personnel and mentality.

Gilroy and Whelan laid all the foundations down. But just cause the foundations are down doesn't mean the house builds itself.

Gilroy deserves massive credit and I think the job he done in bringing through players like McAuley, Fitzsimons, Kevin Nolan (at the time) is often not acknowledged as much as it probably should by Dublin fans.

waynoI (Dublin) - Posts: 13515 - 04/10/2016 16:51:14    1922484

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Replying To Liamwalkinstown:  "Question
Would Jim have delivered what he has, if Pat hadnt delivered first"
Pat the Trojan work and brought us back from the Abyss

His work as manager can never be forgotten, and forever remembered as nothing but absolutely transformational

Jim had an awful lot of these players at U21, he had a massive part in their development

Do I think he would have still had success, 100% yes.

But make no doubt that his high rise was built on a very solid Gilroy foundation

jimbodub (Dublin) - Posts: 19818 - 04/10/2016 16:58:30    1922492

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