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Goggins: Let's get clinical

THE message from former Dublin captain, Coman Goggins to the Dublin senior team - and Dessie Farrell's assessment of the minors - is a simple one: You are on the right road but still have an awful lot of work to do as the Championship pace quickens.

"It wasn't a perfect performance, but the job is done and now they can prepare themselves for a Bank Holiday weekend All-Ireland quarter final. So far, they are right on track," writes the Evening Herald columnist today.

"There wasn't much fanfare in the aftermath of the game. No lap of honour or over the top celebrations despite winning another Leinster title. Realistically, that is the stage that this group of players are at. They will see anything less than retaining their All-Ireland crown as a season of failure."

While Goggins was reasonably satisfied with the display there were several areas where he thinks improvement is required.

"Maybe Pat (Gilroy) will have to look at the subs he made. He would have hoped they would re-ignite the Dubs intensity but they didn't really manage to drive home the team's superiority, bar Eoghan O'Gara. All in all, Dublin can be quietly satisfied. They have won a Leinster title and taken a further step towards retaining Sam. Now comes the business end of the summer, where the real questions of whether or not they can go the distance again will be asked."

Meanwhile, Dessie Farrell insisted: "There is huge room for improvement and there is plenty for us to get our teeth into and improve on."