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Saturday 16 December 2017

Good vibrations along the blue-bricked road

THE new-look Dubs will begin their National League Division 1 campaign with a home game against Derry on February 22.

Then it's Clare away (March 8), home to Cork (March 15) and Kilkenny away (March 22).

Not an easy group by any means, but the Blues well know that Division 1 is never going to be a picnic.

Preparations are going well. The players have been working hard on their fitness and they have been getting match practice in challenge games.

One of the county's leading officials, Brendan Cooper, fills the air with optimism.

"It's all about raising the profile of Dublin camogie and, hopefully, 2015 will set the scene for many years to come," states Brendan.

BUZZ

"There's a real buzz in the county. I can't recall looking forward to a season as much.

"The talent is there. We have done a huge amount of work at all levels.

"It's now all about those players rowing in.

"We have a first-class management team in place that will lead from the front.

"And Dublin girls will want to be a part of such a professional set-up. We want to see players showing a real sense of commitment to play for the county.

"It's all about encouraging the young girls to come through and play adult camogie for the county."

The management crew were delighted to the response to the county trials.

"Dublin camogie has always had goodwill. And there's such a wonderful and deep history there.

"We'd like to start to push on again. And with a bit of luck, we can achieve that aim."

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