Dublin's O'Byrne Cup victory forces fans to ponder "pointlessness" of Leinster SFC 5 years ago

Dublin's O'Byrne Cup victory forces fans to ponder "pointlessness" of Leinster SFC

What hope do the others have?

Dublin's continued monopoly over the Leinster Senior Football Championship is showing absolutely no signs of ending and it's really starting to get under the skin of their provincial rivals' supporters.


Noting that Dublin are leagues ahead of their competition is nothing groundbreaking, as the Dubs prepare their bid to lift the Leinster crown for the seventh year running.

The last time a side other than Dublin claimed Leinster silverware was in 2010, when Meath edged Louth in a tight final but, prior to that anomaly, the men from the capital won five on the bounce.

It's a Dublin exhibition, pure and simple.


And it's getting to the stage now where opposition fans are so convinced that Leinster glory is beyond them that they're beginning to question what the point is of even trying.

And Dublin's undeniable superiority was brought into stark spotlight this weekend when they fielded what amounts to a third string XV for their O'Byrne Cup final against Louth on Sunday afternoon.

It wasn't a mauling but Dublin's 2-16 to 1-10 victory was certainly comfortable.


It was resounding.

It was comprehensive.

And it had supporters pondering the futility of the upcoming Championship.