Saturday 22 October 2016

Dublin were wishing for Limerick clean up

DUBLIN'S All-Ireland Minor 'A' Championship journey ended on the banks of the River Suir.

The Dubs beat Waterford last Saturday but the word on the wireless wasn't good, as manager, Ambrose Curry, explains.

"We were depending on Limerick to beat Galway, but, unfortunately, that didn't happen, so we are out of the All-Ireland."

Dublin's opening two defeats against Limerick and Offaly cost them.

"The first two matches were disappointing, but we brought ourselves back into it with the win over Galway.

"It was a big boost for us to beat Galway, who I had fancied from the start to be one of the main contenders.

"The girls did well on Saturday. It was a fine performance and a terrific result.


"We were well on top in the first half. We struggled a little bit after that, but we managed to pull away in the end to win by five points."

Dublin's next assignment will be the Leinster Championship in the summer.

They are in the same group as Kilkenny, Offaly, Kildare and Wexford.

"We are looking forward to that, and it will see us play Offaly again.

"We lost to them at DCU at the end of February, so it's a chance to reverse that result.

"Overall it was a positive Championship campaign from our point of view. We finished on the up with the two victories. We have a talented squad and there's belief there now going into the Leinster Championship.

"We are very happy where we are . The future is looking good for the group."

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