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Blues will be up there with best of them - Donegal boss

DUBLIN are one of the biggest brands in ladies football. Donegal's victory under the grey skies of Coolock last week brightened the outlook in the North West.

"It certainly did," remarked Donegal manager, Hugh Molloy. "It was a very significant result for us.

"Dublin are one of the top teams in the sport. They have been among the best teams for years, so for us to go to Dublin and beat a team of their stature will do wonders for our confidence."

Hugh insists that the Dubs will still feature prominently when the cheques are being signed.

"Yes, I have no doubt about that. They have so many good players, and such strength in depth.


"It's very early in the season. There's still a lot of football to be played, but Dublin will be up there with the best of them."

Donegal have been busy in the rehearsal studio.

"We have been training very hard for the last two months or so," explains Hugh.

"The girls are putting in the effort. They are fit. We set out a game-plan and we stick to it.

"Geraldine McLaughlin got the headlines with her scoring spree against Dublin, but I think people know very well that we are far from being a one-woman team.

"Everybody battled to get the win against the Dubs.

"It will give us the belief and the encouragement to go on doing what we have been doing.

"To be competitive in Division 1 was our aim. Every game in Division 1 is like a championship match.

"But, to be honest, getting the victory in Dublin, and the manner of the performance, sent a shiver down my spine," he added.