Dublin manager Jim Gavin gives his thoughts on this weekend’s All Ireland Final
We are literally days away from the 2018 All Ireland Senior Football Final. Preperations are in full swing in both camps as they square off for the third time this year.
On both occasions Dublin have come out on top, in the League and Super 8’s. But the games were fairly close run contests with not much between the sides at the final whistle. So this weekend we can expect Mickey Harte’s men to give Dublin their strongest test. The question is can they topple the reigning All Ireland Champions? or will Dublin become the third county to register four consecutive championship crowns.
DUBSTV have again visited Jim Gavin and his players as they work through their final preparations before Sunday. And the Dublin boss admits that their last victory over Tyrone was their toughest test of the year. With a goal seperating the sides on David Coldrick’s whistle it was a much needed away trip for Dublin. Especially knowing how good a defensive structure Tyrone have.
Tyrone’s attacking game
Gavin is also quick to acknowledge Tyrone’s attaching style and knows that scoring 17 goals in a championship is no easy achievement. The only two occasions that Tyrone didn’t register a goal was against Cavan in Round 3 of the qualifiers and of course against Dublin in the Super 8’s.
As humble as always, Gavin credits the driver for this current group of Dublin players as being the performance on the day in the county jersey, representing their various communities and clubs. Dublin have never traded off the past, but the preperation for the Tyrone challenge. They respect their opponents, look at them as close as they can and acknowledge how good they are. But most of the work will be of course on their own set up and what they can bring to the game. The players are all pushing themselves really hard, giving the selection team plenty of long night to ensure they choose the best 26 for Sunday.
(video credit: DUBSTV via YouTube)