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Published: 15:30 | 9/10/16

Murphy disputes Dublin finances claim

Former Dublin footballer Vinny Murphy has disputed the argument gaining traction that the county is dominating the game due to an unfair financial advantage.

With the Dubs securing a fourth Sam Maguire in six years with a one-point win over Mayo in last Saturday's replayed final, many observers believe their current dominance is due to the extra financial support they receive compared to other counties.

But Murphy, who won the All-Ireland with the capital county in 1995, believes that the financial and player pool advantages have always been there but the Dublin county board is finally utilising them.

“I think Dublin have always had more money than the other counties. They have always had a bigger population,” he told RTÉ Sport.

“I just think that the structures that the County Board, the Leinster Council and GAA put in process over 20 years ago is bearing fruit.

“I think people aren’t giving enough credit to the people within the clubs...a lot of sweat equity is going into these players that they’re not getting anything for.

“People are like, ‘Ah yeah, sure they [Dublin] have all the money and players’. I just think we have a special group of players now.

“We have two-in-a-row, four in six years and people are clamouring in that they are too successful because they have the money.

“They are using the money in the right way. The processes are there and it is all going back into the clubs and players.

“It’s not for Dublin to say, ‘We change everything’, it’s up to the rest of the counties out there to step up to that mark, see what Dublin are doing and putting those processes in place."

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