Audio: Brendan Devenney says he has ‘no doubt’ Donegal will beat Dublin if they meet in the Championship 9 years ago

Audio: Brendan Devenney says he has ‘no doubt’ Donegal will beat Dublin if they meet in the Championship

What do you reckon Gaelic Football fans, is he right?

The Dubs served an ominous warning of their All-Ireland aspirations with a 16-point tonking of old rivals Meath at headquarters at the weekend, prompting many pundits to wonder if anyone can stop Jim Gavin’s side from making it two in a row this season.


Up in Ulster, meanwhile, Donegal’s win over Monaghan in Clones might not have pleased the purists, but there were definite signs that Jim McGuinness has his side operating close to 2012 levels as they wrestled the provincial title back from the Farney Men in their own back yard.

As they do every Monday night during the season, the GAA lads on Newstalk’s Off the Ball discussed the weekend’s Championship action and the conversation got very interesting indeed when former Donegal player Brendan Devenney talked up his county’s chances of beating the Dubs if they end up meeting in Croke Park a little further down the line.

Devenney’s bold prediction comes 25 minutes and 45 seconds into the clip below and it has to be said that he makes some interesting points about the clash between a side that plays all-out defence against a side that plays all-out attack and the infamous All-Ireland semi-final between the teams in 2011.


Audio via Newstalk/Off the Ball

Colm Parkinson fought the Dubs' corner but the conversation between the two only served to heighten anticipation surrounding a potential meeting between the sides; they are very likely to meet in the last four again this season if they can get through their respective All-Ireland quarter-finals.

What do you reckon folks, does Devenney (whose opinion is, admittedly, biased) have a point or do the current Dubs side have enough about them to overcome whatever opposition might stand in their way?

Feel free to give us your own thoughts on the matter in the comment box below.


Thanks to Adrian Barry and the Off the Ball lads for this one