Tomás Ó Sé: Dark arts give Dubs an edge

Tomás Ó Sé says Dublin have the perfect mix of great players and “scumbag” behaviour to make them the “best team in the land”.

However, the Kerry legend is not yet ready to label them the greatest ever.

Speaking at the launch of RTÉs coverage of this year’s GAA championships, Ó Sé said: “This Dublin team is mentally tough. They can win, they can lose, they can win dirty, they can win when they play poorly.

“They have a mixture of great players. They have a mixture of, for the want of a better word, a scumbag when they need somebody on the team to do the nasty things.

“They have a system of play and everyone is buying into that system.

“They have good management and they are strong all over the field. They have everything you need to make a good team great.

“At the moment, they are the best in the land. Whether they are the greatest ever I’m not too sure.”

Ó Sé feels Mayo may be the team most likely to stop the champions.

“Nothing other than an All-Ireland will do for them at this stage. I would rate them ahead of Kerry in terms of being fully equipped to deal with the Dublin style of play.

“It’s the final third of the pitch where you can always bring it back to with Mayo. I don’t think Tyrone have the forward unit to win an All-Ireland, but Kerry do.

“Kerry are the only attacking unit that can threaten Dublin if used properly.”


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