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Kildare Vs Dublin

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Said I'd make one of these before someone beats me to it with a 'Mayo vs Dublin' thread tonight. Listen to any pundit or media outlet in Ireland and they'll have you believing that was Dublins next game.

Sweetspot (Kildare) - Posts: 256 - 26/07/2021 18:57:48    2364412

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Replying To Sweetspot:  "Said I'd make one of these before someone beats me to it with a 'Mayo vs Dublin' thread tonight. Listen to any pundit or media outlet in Ireland and they'll have you believing that was Dublins next game."
I think Kildare can take great heart from Meath and Wexford's performances against the Dubs.

Not all is well in the Dublin camp at the moment and they are slipping back to the pack.

I think the winning run will last one more game if I'm honest but Kildare do have a chance. Dubs in big transition and are there to be beaten by someone this year.

MesAmis (Dublin) - Posts: 13408 - 26/07/2021 20:06:47    2364443

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If Kildare beat Dublin on Sunday I'll eat my own hat,, somehow.
Hope it's a decent game, haven't had a look at Dublin since the league.

Tirchonaill1 (Donegal) - Posts: 1822 - 26/07/2021 20:10:35    2364444

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Replying To Sweetspot:  "Said I'd make one of these before someone beats me to it with a 'Mayo vs Dublin' thread tonight. Listen to any pundit or media outlet in Ireland and they'll have you believing that was Dublins next game."
How are Kildare on the injury front, heard people saying they might have some out for final in aftermath of Westmeath game?

bdbuddah (Meath) - Posts: 1008 - 26/07/2021 20:22:41    2364457

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Ah I'm not deluded about our chances. Very slim. And on the injury front, we've been dealt two huge loses in Eoin Doyle and Kevin Feeley.

Nonetheless, we've not lost to Leinster opposition this year, earned our spot in the final and some of the disregard from the media has been quite disrespectful

Sweetspot (Kildare) - Posts: 256 - 26/07/2021 20:27:49    2364459

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Still tickets for this on GAA.ie which is pretty shocking

Breezy (Limerick) - Posts: 1236 - 26/07/2021 20:30:44    2364461

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Replying To bdbuddah:  "How are Kildare on the injury front, heard people saying they might have some out for final in aftermath of Westmeath game?"
2 of our best guys in Doyle and Feely but Paul Cribbin is a big loss for this game especially.

Just hope the lads give it absolutely everything , matter the score .

St.Conleth (Kildare) - Posts: 1679 - 26/07/2021 20:31:13    2364462

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Feely and Doyle are out of game

Cloon12 (Kildare) - Posts: 53 - 26/07/2021 20:49:05    2364469

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Replying To Breezy:  "Still tickets for this on GAA.ie which is pretty shocking"
I doubt that. Dublin clubs would easily take 18,000.

BarneyGrant (Dublin) - Posts: 384 - 26/07/2021 21:00:22    2364474

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Replying To Breezy:  "Still tickets for this on GAA.ie which is pretty shocking"
I haven't been able to get any since lunchtime. Not for any of the pods either on ticketmaster or the GAA website. Send me a link if you don't mind please, I might get in that way.

Jackeen (Dublin) - Posts: 4093 - 26/07/2021 21:08:50    2364476

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Du6s were hot and cold against Meath and got a good scare from what was a very comfortable position. That's what they'll be looking at, why didnt they kick on and go so long without scoring after being 11pts up. It can happen sometimes with having a large lead, Meath are a capable side when they are in good form. On their day are capable of hurting any team.

No doubt Du6lin are missing a lot of talent at the minute, some of which is just out of their control but if they can limp through against Kildare and perhaps have John Small and Eoin Murchan available again things will improve. I believe they aren't far off.

I'd be very happy with another 6pt win right now but we'll see, Its all about if Kildare can take advantage of Du6lin's current predictament. If Du6lin can get through Kildare and then see how the injuries are looking.. they'll have a good chanceof producing the goods but as it stands Du6lin are currently missing Small, McDaid, Cluxton and Murchan from an AI winning defense back in December.

That's a big problem.

Big gaping hole there and they definitely won't be winning the AI in 2021 without getting at least 2 of them back. It's great to be blooding new lads but they need more than that, that Meath game will bring them on but if Du6lin want to give 2021 a real go then they'll need some luck with their current injury list.

It'll be some achievement winning/retaining Sam with their current defensive line up.. just don't see it unless they can bolster things at the back.

jimbodub (Dublin) - Posts: 20342 - 26/07/2021 21:21:47    2364480

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Replying To St.Conleth:  "2 of our best guys in Doyle and Feely but Paul Cribbin is a big loss for this game especially.

Just hope the lads give it absolutely everything , matter the score ."
Feely is a huge loss, he is a fantastic midfielder.

bdbuddah (Meath) - Posts: 1008 - 26/07/2021 21:34:01    2364488

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Replying To Breezy:  "Still tickets for this on GAA.ie which is pretty shocking"
Would the No kids tickets issue have anything to do with it.?

supersub15 (Carlow) - Posts: 2500 - 26/07/2021 21:46:14    2364493

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Replying To jimbodub:  "Du6s were hot and cold against Meath and got a good scare from what was a very comfortable position. That's what they'll be looking at, why didnt they kick on and go so long without scoring after being 11pts up. It can happen sometimes with having a large lead, Meath are a capable side when they are in good form. On their day are capable of hurting any team.

No doubt Du6lin are missing a lot of talent at the minute, some of which is just out of their control but if they can limp through against Kildare and perhaps have John Small and Eoin Murchan available again things will improve. I believe they aren't far off.

I'd be very happy with another 6pt win right now but we'll see, Its all about if Kildare can take advantage of Du6lin's current predictament. If Du6lin can get through Kildare and then see how the injuries are looking.. they'll have a good chanceof producing the goods but as it stands Du6lin are currently missing Small, McDaid, Cluxton and Murchan from an AI winning defense back in December.

That's a big problem.

Big gaping hole there and they definitely won't be winning the AI in 2021 without getting at least 2 of them back. It's great to be blooding new lads but they need more than that, that Meath game will bring them on but if Du6lin want to give 2021 a real go then they'll need some luck with their current injury list.

It'll be some achievement winning/retaining Sam with their current defensive line up.. just don't see it unless they can bolster things at the back."
You're in a bad way when you start to use injuries as an excuse. Kildare are blighted with injuries too.

SallinsMan (Kildare) - Posts: 76 - 26/07/2021 22:02:39    2364503

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Replying To St.Conleth:  "2 of our best guys in Doyle and Feely but Paul Cribbin is a big loss for this game especially.

Just hope the lads give it absolutely everything , matter the score ."
Come home with your shield or upon it.

Reaching Division 1 and a Leinster Final is the best we could have hoped for at the start of the year. Go man to man and at least have a cut at them and see how the young lads get on.

We've got this far without putting a 70 minute performance together at any stage this season, hard to see the first one coming on Sunday. Feely has played well against Dublin when we've met over the last few years and is a massive loss. Doyle has really steadied the full back line since swapping with Hyland so will be another big blow.

Although Cribbin hasn't featured at all in the Championship we'll feel his loss here as we don't have much mobility around the middle - expect Luke Flynn or Fergal Conway to fit in for Feely (Hyland as a left field option perhaps with his pace and engine).

Obviously our tendency to switch off for the last 15-20 minutes is a worry - coupled with Dublin's game management, experience and stronger bench they could really pull away in the final quarter. If we can be competitive up till then we'll have at least given it a go I suppose.

if_in_doubt (Kildare) - Posts: 3658 - 26/07/2021 22:10:08    2364506

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Replying To supersub15:  "Would the No kids tickets issue have anything to do with it.?"
Why is it shocking…. Why would anyone pay in to see a game that will more than likely be a turkey shoot…? Are people really that stupid…??

ForeverBlue2 (Cavan) - Posts: 328 - 26/07/2021 22:20:57    2364515

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Indeed, it's been a funny build up to the game thus far.

National commentators seem to forget all about Kildare's credentials at this stage and it's almost as if we're robbing the purists of Meath v Dublin.

Simply put Kildare are the closest team to Dublin in Leinster and have proved that beyond doubt this year to date. the bigger question now is just how close are they to Dublin.

I was at both games last week and Dublin destroyed Meath when it mattered so I'm not buying into this false narrative that Dublin are significantly weaker. What I think we're seeing is more of a humanisation of the team. The juggernaut that has steam rolled everyone before then for the last 6 years could not continue and the relentless hunger may have waned.

Jim probably seen this coming and stepped aside while still on the up. They are more vulnerable to loss of form or concentration but when they're on it, they are the best team in Ireland.

For Kildare to compete it will take a game plan that Kildare have not really tried under the current management, relentless press and pressure higher up the pitch. Kildare have not played that way for a while now and I can't see them changing their game plan in any significant way.

Kildare are making progress and will continue to in the coming years but I don't think this game is set up for them to win.

SallinsMan (Kildare) - Posts: 76 - 26/07/2021 22:28:50    2364516

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If Kildare were to get within 15 points they would need to have their best players fit and flying. Feely, Cribben, Doyle out and Hyland and Dan Flynn only getting back after hamstring injuries.

If Kildare fans are honest we were very lucky to get past westmeath and this will be an absolute annihilation.

Don't let the modest score lines v Welford and Meath fool you. Leinster football is a farce and the 11 other counties are a spineless disgrace for not boycotting this nonsense.

Daith (Kildare) - Posts: 1164 - 26/07/2021 23:44:10    2364540

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Replying To Breezy:  "Still tickets for this on GAA.ie which is pretty shocking"
Whats shocking here , is the fact you posted the above !!

superbluedub (Dublin) - Posts: 2792 - 27/07/2021 07:48:53    2364553

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Can't see anything other than a Dublin win here and will be backing the handicap of -9 especially with the injury trouble Kildare have at the moment. I watched the Kildare v Offaly game and if Offaly had a cutthroat edge to them up front they'd have taken a goal chance or two and could have snuck it even. Same goes for the Westmeath game too. Dublin are a massive step up to either of those teams.

Dublin as we know haven't looked great but McDaid and Murchan both back training the last couple of weeks so if they feature then our defence takes a whole different look with Howard being deployed further forward. I myself have questioned the Dublin motivation recently but I think the past couple of weeks will hopefully have given them all they need on that front especially with Kerry now bookies favourites for the All Ireland. Dublin have as we all know slipped back towards the pack a bit but the starting 15 or at least potential strongest starting 15 is still a serious side hence why I'm not buying a lot of the doom and gloom surrounding us at present. A good solid win on Sunday should hopefully lift the spirits too.

TrueBlue35 (Dublin) - Posts: 182 - 27/07/2021 08:25:53    2364562

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