Gilroy expresses Dublin disappointment

Updated: April 2, 2012

Dublin manager Pat Gilroy has expressed his disappointment at Dublin’s performance and lack of discipline against Mayo on Saturday.

Paul Flynn and Diarmuid Connolly were both sent for Dublin as the All-Ireland champions were beaten 0-20 to 0-8 by Mayo.

Dublin have now received seven red cards or retrospective bans this season.

Gilroy’s charges were unable to slow down a determined Mayo forward line, with Conor Mortimer (0-8), Alan Dillon (0-4) and Michael Conroy (0-4) combining for 16 points.

After the match Gilroy gave a damning assessment of his side’s efforts.

Gilroy said: “We really have to sit down and look at that sharply or else we will have a very short year.

“Very poor discipline from us. They weren’t the only guys, the two lads that got sent off. Our discipline and our general intensity all night wasn’t great.”

The Dublin manager continued: “Our application just wasn’t anywhere near what it should be. It is as simple as that. We know the kind of team we are, in that we are only good as a team. We just didn’t bring that to it at all tonight.

“Last year and the year before we had great intensity to everything we did and we had great discipline in everything we did. That has deserted us for most of this year.”

“We are in a very bad place now in terms of the group. We have a lot to do to pick it up. There is a massive challenge ahead of us.”

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