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.
The gap in Leinster is pretty depressing. I appreciate counties are working on it but it will take time pic.twitter.com/fMc3DUAVo0
— Oisin Langan (@oisinlangan) January 29, 2017
Dublin's 2nd/3rd team win the O'Byrne cup.. what hope does the rest of Leinster have!!
— Jamie Snell (@jamiesnell5) January 29, 2017
Dublin Third XV have won the Leinster equivalent of McKenna Cup- says it all sadly #GAA
— Barry O'Donnell (@bod_uherald) January 29, 2017
The Dublin third team wins the O'Byrne Cup ... Leinster will be tough this year
— Skip Gleeson (@MikeyGleeson) January 29, 2017
well beaten in the end by Dublin 3rd string, scary stuff
— Deco (@derekcoleman666) January 29, 2017
A 3rd strength Dublin team easily win O'Byrne cup. Leinster championship is potentially a one team show now
— Vinny Grennan (@vinnygrennan) January 29, 2017
— Gerry (@diarmuidgavin15) January 29, 2017
Dublin 3rd team 🙈
— Stephen Fisher (@Fisher27Stephen) January 29, 2017
Beaten by 10?? Essentially Dublin 3rds. Don't think Louth can ever even get close to Dublin again. Anyone play well?
— Dáire Smyth (@ColeWorld1989) January 29, 2017