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Peat primed for a proper cut at Kildare

LINDSAY PEAT runs more miles than Fionnuala Britton – defence one minute, bursting forward the next.

Her presence in the Dublin squad is a big asset as they begin the defence of their TG4 Leinster title against Kildare next Saturday.

Lindsay brings such drive to her displays. She was on the All-Ireland-winning Dublin team of 2010.

She's the girl with the basketball hands, just like the captain on that historic voyage, Denise Masterson.

Denise links the play with simple little passes that keep the train going. She doesn't give the ball away.



Behind her is the goalkeeper with the golden gloves, Clíodhna O'Connor, and although there is quite a dash of youth about Dublin 2013, there is also the welcome spine of experience.

Among those that played in that All-Ireland final victory against Tyrone were O'Connor, Rachel Ruddy, Siobhán McGrath, Denise Masterson, Amy McGuinness, Peat, Lyndsey Davey, Sinéad Aherne and Elaine Kelly.

Also on that 2010 panel were Noelle Healy, Natalia Hyland, Orlagh Egan and Niamh McEvoy of St Sylvester's.

They say youth and experience is the perfect mix. If that is so, Paul Gilheaney and colleagues look to have got the recipe just right.