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Dubs seek successor to build on Murphy era

TODAY is deadline day. Dublin Camogie need a new boss in town. Denis Murphy did his time. And did it well. He made progress.

The old spark returned on that August All Ireland quarter-final afternoon against Offaly in Parnell Park.

County officials would love to see more of that. Offaly themselves have been a role model.

They appointed Joachim Kelly some years ago. He brought them up the stairs. All the way to an All Ireland semi-final.

They were coming from the basement, but his strength of character and spirit got into the players' boots. Their best days are yet to come, and although, like Denis, Joachim has stepped away from the bridge, much of that will be down to him.

Dublin's best days are also around the corner. The work at juvenile level points the way. Success in the U16 and minor grades brings optimism.

But the next step is the biggest of all. To be able to go out there, shoulder to shoulder, toe to toe with Galway, Cork and Kilkenny. Michael Cleary was the messiah in Tipperary. JJ Doyle is a Freeman of Wexford. The likes of Peter Lucey and Denis Murphy have raised the blue tide.

County legislators want the river to flow on. As well as the senior job, they are looking for applicants for a new third adult team, the minor As and Bs, plus the 16As and Bs.

Email your details to secretary.camogie.dublin@gaa.ie More information on www.dublincamogie.ie.