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Monday 11 December 2017

Lord Leinster predicts good days on the way

THE Dublin camogie engines are really beginning to quicken. The National League is only the puck of a sliotar away.

Home to Derry the weekend after next. Pat Martin is the county chairman.

He has also being installed as the Leinster President in waiting.

He's following in the footsteps of some distinguished Dubs. Among them Phyllis Breslin and Pat Rafferty.

He'd love to see Dublin dancing tall in the province once more.

A strong Dublin team would fill the camogie bus with fuel.

Pat realises that all eyes will be on the new-look city Blues this season.

FLAGSHIP

"Everybody looks to see how a county's flagship team are doing," says Pat.

"That's only natural. It's a county's top team that has the biggest profile. People look to the top, not the bottom.

"If you get the top team right, everything else will follow after that.

!And we are fortunate in that we have so many role models on the senior team.

"Players like that inspire the younger girls coming through. It gives them a goal.

"And that is even more so when the leading team in the county are doing well.

"It makes everybody want to play for the county. You want your best players in the county jersey.

"And, as far as we are concerned with Shane O'Brien and his management team, it's onwards and upwards from here on in. The future starts here."

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