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Magee shines as young Dubs usurp Royals

A REAL Royal command performance from the young Dubs at St Margaret's on Saturday. They had too much in the satchel for Meath in the Leinster U16 Championship.

Dublin played with purpose in every department. They especially turned on the charm in the second half.

Lauren Magee is their Captain Fantastic. The proud Jonny, her father the former Dubs senior, looked on from the terraces.

"We are very pleased, particularly as it was our first day out. It's always a boost to start the campaign with a win," said Blues boss, Pat Kane.

"We were expecting a big test from Meath, and in the first half that is what we got. You never get anything easy against a Meath side. After half-time, we got a few goals and that saw us pull away. The couple of goals always help the confidence.

"It was a terrific overall team performance. We defended when we had to, and we also impressed moving forward.

"We now have Kildare away in a couple of weeks. We don't know too much about them, but we'll prepare well.

"There are 31 girls in the squad, and they all make a contribution. They are a very hard-working group and it's very rare for any player to miss training. As a management team, we just can't fault their approach."

In the earlier U14 Leinster Championship game at St Margaret's, Meath proved too strong for the Dubs.

BOARD NOTES

Intercounty update: Mixed results on the playing field last weekend. Congratulations to the Dublin U16s on their win over Meath in the opening round of the Leinster championship. Meanwhile the U14s (Leinster championship) and Senior team (NFL) both suffered defeats at the hands of Meath and Cork respectively. Images from the Dublin v Meath U16/U14 games plus Dublin v Cork are available to view on GAApics.com

Registrations: It is very important that new players do not train or play until they are fully registered as they are not covered under the Injury Fund. Clubs are requested to email their registration forms to registrations@dublinladiesgaelic.ie with registration fees to be posted to 32 Clonard Road, Sandyford, Dublin 16 for the attention of Camillus Kilpatrick. Any club looking for new players or returned players to be registered for next weekend's programme of fixtures, please note that registrations must be with Camillus by tomorrow in order for their registrations to be processed and players eligible to play this weekend. NO REGISTRATIONS WILL BE PROCESSED UNTIL THEY ARE PAID FOR IN FULL. The New 2013 registration form is now available on the website.

County Board meeting: The March meeting will take place on Tuesday, March 19 (7.30pm) in Parnell Park. Correspondence, transfer applications and any other items for inclusion on the agenda must be with the Executive Committee on or before the close of business on Tuesday, March 12.

TESCO HomeGrown Club Person of the Year: Congratulations to Michael and Kathleen Colreavy on jointly winning the TESCO HomeGrown Club Person of the Year award. The Portmarnock duo are stalwarts of the Nh MearnĂ³g club, with Kathleen also a valuable member of the Dublin LGFA County Board.


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