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Tuesday 6 December 2016

Denis Bastick: Dubs can dominate for years to come

Midfielder 'not satisfied' with medal haul and believes Dublin can 'dominate' for years to come

Denis Bastick celebrates in front of Hill 16 with the Sam Maguire Cup after winning his third All-Ireland SFC medal against Kerry on Sunday
Denis Bastick celebrates in front of Hill 16 with the Sam Maguire Cup after winning his third All-Ireland SFC medal against Kerry on Sunday

Denis Bastick says Dublin now "want to dominate" after securing a third All-Ireland SFC title in five years last Sunday.

The veteran midfielder insisted that his team "aren't satisfied" with their trophy haul yet and that the age profile of the team suggested more success to come in the short-term future.

"We know that All-Irelands aren't easy to win, and it's very hard to do it back-to-back," Bastick insisted after claiming a third medal.

"But I suppose look at the age profile, the experience, and what they bring. Anything is possible with this team.

"We've three All-Irelands, early in the decade, and who knows what can happen?

"The management and structures are there, there is great underage coming through. So this team is not satisfied."

Bastick stated that he had to make up his mind whether to continue for another season after claiming a third All-Ireland medal and speculation over the future of Alan Brogan is also rife in the capital after Sunday's success.

Push on

"There are a lot of players who didn't make the team, didn't make the bus, and they're going to push on," Bastick added.

"They're not going to be happy, not making an impact.

"Things will change a bit next year but the core group will drive this on. Everyone wants to do well, and we want to dominate.

"That's a difficult thing to do, but we'll give it a lash."

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