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Rich pickings in Orchard win

THE victory for Dublin was as comfortable as an Odearest mattress. Dublin's opening game in Division 3 of the National League at Trinity Gaels on Sunday.

They were home from home. They dominated from the off. They looked fit. The passing was crisp. There were some lovely passages of combination play.

The afternoon was perfect. No wind. The genial Colette McSorley enhanced the scenery. An Armagh artist of the highest renown.

Another Armagh ace, Bernie Murray, was on duty. Yet it was hard to curb the pace and panache of the hosts.

Dublin finished in high profit. Among their top tellers were Elaine Gallery, Joelenne Hoary and Siobhán Kehoe. Also helping to pay the rent were Georgina Kelly, Emma Flanagan, Ali McGrath and Celia McCarthy.

The Dubs have a strong squad. All those who came off the bench made an impact. Picking the first 15 is often that hardest job of all for Dave Dunning, Dave Pearson and Co.

Next week, Dublin travel to Westmeath. That will be a stiff test. But one which the Blues will relish.