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King answered county call when needed

DUBLIN'S new management will endeavour to carry on the work of Colum King, who managed the team this year.

Colum had the one target - to try and improve the results.

It was a steep climb, but he walked on with hope in his heart.

He assembled a good management crew around him.

Perhaps the best day of all was the draw against Tipperary in the National League.

He was following one of his heroes in the job, the late, great Jimmy Boggan. Jimmy managed the Dubs many blue moons ago. Colum played senior hurling for Na Fianna for 17 years.

His father, Paddy, was a founding member of Na Fianna. Colum was a fine defender. He has fond memories of trying to curb the likes of Brian McMahon and Seanie McDermott.

Colum played for the Dubs. Jimmy Boggan was his manager.

"He was the best. He just had something special," said Colum.

When the call came to manage the Dublin camogie team, Colum, like Jimmy, couldn't turn away.


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