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Seán Cavanagh: Dublin’s Dominance In Gaelic Football Is ‘Scary’

Dublin defeated Kerry comprehensively on Sunday to cap off a perfect National Football League. The Dubs now have won the last four League titles, and head off in search of a third All-Ireland title in four years.

Their 2-18 to 0-13 drubbing of the Kingdom on Sunday sent alarm bells ringing all over the country, as fans ponder if anybody will be able to come close to the Boys in Blue during the summer.

Tyrone legend Seán Cavanagh was speaking to GAA.ie today, and he said that the Dubs are peerless at the top of the game.

“That sort of dominance for a sustained period is incredible.

“In reality they could have had Donegal beaten in the first 10-15 minutes of that (2014 All-Ireland) semi-final and that’s the only game they’ve let themselves down in in the past three years. Even in that game they had a few chances to whitewash Donegal and they probably would have gone on to win the final as well.

“It’s scary how dominant they’ve been over the last three years but you can do nothing else but sit back and credit Jim Gavin and what he’s been able to do with that group of players and put together such a strong and powerful running team.

“I haven’t seen a team since I’ve been involved in football who have been so dominant.

“Last year they had average enough seasons but still Dublin whitewashed every team so you’re thinking they can afford to have off days and off seasons but they’re still grinding out serious results and that’s a serious thing for a team to be able to say.”

Cavanagh went on to note that the other counties can only hope that Gavin’s side will have an off-day.

“I just hope they have a blip somewhere along the line but it’s difficult to see that coming at this stage.”

Cavanagh’s Tyrone were impressive in their Division 2 final win over Cavan, and now focus turns to championship where they will face Derry.

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