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Sunday 17 December 2017

Warning shot

Bernard Brogan. Picture: Paul Mohan / SPORTSFILE
Bernard Brogan. Picture: Paul Mohan / SPORTSFILE

DUBLIN won't compromise their swashbuckling style, regardless of opposition or the now fatal ramifications of defeat.

That's according to manager Jim Gavin, speaking today ahead of their first knockout championship match of the season.

The latest and likely most thorough examination of Dublin's fluid, attack-minded game plan arrives in Croke Park on Saturday in the shape of Cork, three weeks after Meath inflicted an uncomfortable afternoon on Gavin's defence in the Leinster final before eventually being overrun and beaten by seven points.

"We're not going to change dramatically from our tactics and the way we've played heretofore," insisted Gavin (right) at this morning's pre-match briefing.

"It has served us well and we don't see any reason to change. Possibly we need to put more pressure on the ball when kicked in so we don't put our full-back line under as much pressure as it was the last day."

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