New Dublin Senior Football manager Dessie says the players are focused on getting back to action
The wait is almost over for the thousands of Dublin football supporters. The five in a row champions begin another year. And tomorrow night they’ll face their All Ireland Final opponents in Dessie Farrell’s first League game in charge.
The opener against the men from the kingdom county will be one of four games played at Croke Park. And the 2020 Dublin Spring Series will be interspersed with three road trips for the round robin competition.
Kerry, Monaghan, Donegal and Meath will make the trip to GAA HQ to face Farrell’s men as they look to reclaim the League. In rounds 2, 5 and 7 the Dubs will travel to Mayo, Tyrone and Galway. And by March 22nd we’ll know the two teams to play out the league decider this year.
With three collective training sessions under their belts, Farrell now has a better idea of where his panel are. And of course more importantly where they need to be.
“We’re glad to get the lads back from their holidays ‘in one piece’ and back on the pitch” Dessie admitted talking to DUBSTV this week.
“They’ve had a long time off, good rest, enjoyed themselves and rightly so over the last number of months but they are very focused now on getting back to work.”
A new era for Kerry with Clifford the leader on the pitch
Kerry named David Clifford as their team captain, and come expecting Dublin to be there for the taking. They certainly put Dublin historic achievement of last year on the ropes for a bit. And Farrell is fully aware of the threat pose.
“The experience that Kerry had in the two All-Ireland finals last year will stand to them greatly and you can’t buy experience like that; the knowledge, the wisdom and the confidence that can bring.”
“It’s a young Kerry team, we know the trajectory they are on so really looking forward to it, so less talking now and more action, which is great. Looking forward to getting on with the business in hand.”
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