As the Sunday Independent's Eamon Sweeney has indicated, paraphrasing George Orwell, the widespread fear within the GAA that the future of Gaelic football will simply revolve around a Dublin boot stamping on a culchie face forever is now causing mass panic and frantic searches for a solution.
Jim McGuinness talked admiringly about the way Dublin go about their business, but comparing them to Roman Abramovich's Chelsea rankled with Dublin supporters and they were not going to let that go.
The National Financial Management Committee met last Saturday and the suggestion was tossed out that the funding made available for coaching in Dublin be cut.
Michael Moynihan in the Examiner reported that the Dublin representative opposed the move loudly, saying that the challenges faced by the GAA in the capital are unique.
Suggestions of this nature had come around before. Director General Paraic Duffy warned in his annual report that smaller counties would no longer be able to compete if the trend continued due to the remarkable disparity in resources.