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Friday 15 December 2017

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Murphy: We didn't do ourselves justice against KilkennyDENIS MURPHY spent his Saturday night watching a video of Dublin's opening defeat in the All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship. He wasn't going to be ordering the popcorn.

"Everyone is very disappointed with the result. We went into the game thinking we had a chance of beating Kilkenny," reflected Denis.

"There was only a point between us in the league, and I know the championship is different, but still. We should be a lot closer to Kilkenny, but we never looked like winning the match. The performance didn't do justice to what the girls have put in over the last six months on the training pitch and in the matches. We'll now have to try and correct what went wrong.

"We improved in the second half, but that was always going to happen when we had the wind. Yet Kilkenny were still able to tap over a couple of points every few minutes.

"Kilkenny played very intelligently against the wind. They slowed it down. They played it to the wings. They ran at us.

"But the good thing about the championship is that we have an immediate opportunity to put things right against Offaly next Saturday.

"But we'll again have our work cut out because Offaly beat Kilkenny in the Leinster Championship. We created chances, but we didn't take them. Had we done so, we could have been a lot closer to Kilkenny at the end.

"This week will be all about lifting the spirits of the players and ourselves (the management) for Saturday."

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