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Honours even for Dubs and Tribe

ALL square in Portmarnock and the Jackies were happy to salvage a point -- Dublin 1-9 Galway 2-6.

It wasn't looking good coming to the last bend. Galway were three points up.

But Orla Egan, the talented Na Fianna forward, produced a priceless goal.

So that makes it one win and one draw from Dublin's two outings in Division 1 of the Bord Gáis Energy NFL.

Last week, the Blues returned from Cork with a prized victory against the double champs.

But, just like the great Bill Shankly, Dubs boss Gerry McGill knows that the league is a marathon and not a sprint.

"It's early days yet. There's a lot of football to be played," states Gerry.

"We were pleased enough to get out with the draw. It's a match we could have lost.


"Galway are a good side. They played well, but we were a little flat.

"It was one of those days when we just didn't perform as well as we can. You get those days now and then.

"To be honest, it wasn't the best game of football in the world, but fair play to the girls for grafting out the result.

"They are working hard in training, and fitness is important when you find yourself chasing the game.

"A draw is better than a loss, and we'll focus in on the positive and take it from here," summed up Gerry.