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Murphy: Blues must be more clinical

DUBLIN manager Denis Murphy has got the dart board out.

The county chief wants the Blues to be at their sharpest when Offaly come to town later this month. It's the opening tie of the All-Ireland Senior Championship.

"In the Leinster Championship game against Wexford, we got plenty of possession. The backs were delivering decent ball into the forwards.

"But we didn't make the best use of it. We have to be more clinical in front of goal.

"At this level, you have to make the most of your chances.

"Our attack has to function well, and that is one of the key areas we will be working on over the next few weeks."


Dublin made progress last year. Their extra-time championship play-off victory over Kilkenny in Portlaoise had the message boards lighting up. They came within a finger-nail of the All-Ireland semi-final.

"People will forget last year if we don't start winning a few games this summer.

"We need to try and get our championship off to a good start against Offaly.

"If we do, it gives us a bit of momentum. And that would be beneficial, especially with Cork coming up in our second game. The Wexford Leinster Championship game was a good fixture to get.

"It showed us what we have to do now in the next few weeks."