With this being Dublin’s second season back in senior Camogie their manager, David Kennedy, believes the team can push on from last year. “”When we played Kilkenny last year in the league we lost by the same score and the girls weren’t too downhearted but this year you could see they were gutted. There is a different attitude in the camp this time around and hopefully the results will start to reflect this,”” Kennedy said.
Tipperary native Kennedy guided UCD to their second successive Ashbourne Cup last month and will meet several of his players when they line out for Wexford at the weekend. “”It will be strange coming up against the girls and I will certainly want to put one over on them. I can’t wait for the game as you get to test yourself against the All-Ireland Champions. They are a great side but it will give us an indication of where we stand this year. Kilkenny beat them last week so they are not invincible and hopefully we can put up a good show,”” Kennedy went on to say.
Dublin have strengthened their numbers significantly this year with several fresh faces joining the team along with some players rejoining the squad. However, this weekend they will be without the services of Aisling Jordan and Danielle Smith, who are both unavailable, but aside from this Kennedy will have a full squad to choose from.
The game takes place in the Skerries Harps grounds in north Dublin on Sunday. Skerries are celebrating their centenary this year and have never hosted an inter-county game. They will also have the honour of having their very own Jean Murphy lining out for Dublin on the day.
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