Sunday 25 June 2017

'We must keep eye on ball'

Dublin defender Cian O’Sullivan in his role as a Skins ambassador. Picture credit: Stephen McCarthy / Sportsfile
Dublin defender Cian O’Sullivan in his role as a Skins ambassador. Picture credit: Stephen McCarthy / Sportsfile
Donnchadh Boyle

Donnchadh Boyle

Dublin star Cian O'Sullivan wants any talk of more glory parked for fear it could derail the squad.

The Dubs have made a bright start to their bid for a fourth successive League title and also made a statement about their ambitions to win back-to-back Sam Maguires when seeing off two of their main rivals for September success in Kerry and Mayo.

But O'Sullivan wants Dublin to keep their eye on short-term goals.

"There is a lot of. . . we'd be talked about a bit in the media and there'd be friends, family and work colleagues and everything, kind of murmurs, kind of whispers about two-in-a-row, three-in-a-row," said the Skins ambassador.

"You have to just block that out and push the reset button and not get carried away with yourself and just focus on the next goal, which is Monaghan in three weeks' time.

"Because you don't want your imagination to start running away with things."

O'Sullivan missed the win over Mayo due to illness but expects to be available for the trip to Monaghan.

And having been posted at No 6 after filling a number of roles, O'Sullivan says he's enjoying the consistency of playing in the same position.

"It's nice to be settled in the one position," he said. "I'm enjoying playing - it's just such a massive privilege to put on a jersey in the first place.

"It's a fantastic team we have and I've been very fortunate to be part of those teams and playing in some amazing games."

Irish Independent

Promoted articles

Editor's Choice

Also in Sport