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Thursday 14 December 2017

Blues' slow starts Tipps balance as Rebels loom

DUBLIN made the trip to Tipp last Saturday. The hosts won by six points in the All-Ireland Minor Championship clash, 1-15 to 1-9.

Yet the Dubs took many positives from the tussle, especially their excellent showing following the tea.

"We are away to Cork now, and if we can reproduce our second-half display, we'll be well in it," says Dublin's Sandra Tarr.

"The girls played brilliantly in the second half. It was the slow start to the game that cost us in the end.

"Starting slowly has been a trait we have also shown in our challenge games this season, so the aim now is to try and get a sharper start the next day.

"Tipp are a very good side. But we more than matched them after half-time. Looking back, we are disappointed we didn't get something out of it.

"We had a couple of knocks going into the tie and it showed.

"The girls worked hard. That second-half display will improve the confidence for the Cork fixture.

"To be on top against such a strong side as Tipp, as we were in that second period, has to be good for morale."

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