We Are Going On Game One And We Are Not Looking Beyond Meath – Frank Browne
The Dublin Senior Camogie squad start their Liberty Insurance All Ireland Championship this evening against Meath and this week manager Frank Browne gave his thoughts on the game and his first year in charge.
Dublin got a chastening lesson against Kilkenny a few weeks back in the Leinster Championship and Frank said they learnt a lot from that game put those lessons into the training pitch and worked on their game plans and preparations heading into today’s game have been great.
After a mixed league campaign where Frank Browne admitted they mixed the sublime with the ridiculous at times and although some of that was down to finding themselves as a group and finding themselves as a team and it was a learning process Frank stated you have to stop learning at some stage and actually make it happen.
As much as Frank didn’t want to be quoting from the managers book of cliches he stressed that Dublin are not looking beyond the challenge of Meath this evening and said the big thing for his team at the end of the game is to come off the pitch regardless of the result and know they did everything they could and left everything out on the pitch and if they do that the result will look after itself.
Meath are tough opponents and early doors in the game Dublin may well have to be patient and work the ball around to open up the spaces for scores and Frank it’s all about how Dublin use the ball and how Dublin are accountable to themselves and to impose their game plan.
Another aspect to manage today is the quick turnaround to the next match in seven days and Browne says once the game is over today regardless of the outcome Dublin have to immediately park it and switch their attention to their next opponents Waterford.
Although taking it game by game there are of course targets for the team and for Frank the minimum for Dublin this season is to make the All Ireland semi finals and once there they will see where they are then, but Frank also stated reaching that stage of the competition doesn’t mean they will dust down and say that’s the end of it for this year now, but they have to get there first and with only 4 teams left then they will see where they go from there.
The full interview with Dublin manager Frank Browne can be viewed in the attached video above.