All-Ireland winning Dublin star Jack McCaffrey has outlined how his side will do “whatever it takes to win on the pitch” but has hit out at the critics of the current Dubs group.
McCaffrey put in a man of the match performance as Dublin picked up their fourth consecutive All-Ireland crown, defeating Tyrone by six points in Sunday’s final at Croke Park.
The Clontarf clubman has hit out at Dublin’s critics in the Daily Star, with many detractors of Jim Gavin’s side feeling that they get too many unfair advantages.
“There are so many arguments out there about Dublin football, the stuff we’ve done, but I would challenge anyone to take a look at our group and have a cut off us,” says McCaffrey.
The 24- year old was keen to point out the pride his side feel both in their performances on the pitch, but the way in which they act outside of the game also.
“When we cross the white line we’ll kill you, no two ways about it,” he begins.
“We’ll do whatever it takes to win. But outside a football context, it’s something I take great pride in. I know someone who came up to me and said ‘I met Philly McMahon at a charity thing’, and Philly would never say it at training, and the same can be said from number 1 through the 30. It’s something we really try not to lose sight of, something really special for us, and something we’ve stayed in touch with.”
McCaffrey went on to explain that most criticisms levelled at Dublin are ignored by the team, and he believes that people are starting to enjoy and appreciate the Dubs quality at this stage of their dominance.
“I think that this group of players, I don’t think we’ve got anything that anyone else doesn’t get. There is a lot of stuff said in the media, sometimes lads just trying to get a bit of a rise.
“We don’t pay much heed to it. I think when everyone sits down and has a think about it. There are not many lads who look at us playing football and say ‘Jesus, the Dubs, they’ve got so much money, it’s not fair’. I think people at this point are just starting to enjoy what we do and appreciate that.”