Dublin boss Bohan expects a cracker against Kerry

August 10, 2023

Dublin manager Mick Bohan. ©INPHO/Laszlo Geczo.

Dublin manager Mick Bohan anticipates “a really good contest” when his side come up against Kerry in Sunday’s All-Ireland ladies senior football championship final at Croke Park (4pm).

The capital women are gunning for their first Brendan Martin Cup in three years while the Kingdom are looking to end a 30-year wait, having lost out in last year’s decider to Meath.

Speaking to GAA.ie this week, Bohan knows his side face a stern challenge this weekend in their Munster counterparts.

“From the start of the year I would have said Kerry are the best team in the competition. If we weren’t up against them, I’d be wishing them well,” he stated.  

“But we’re up against them, so that changes everything. I like the way they play, they play the game on the front foot, they are extremely well conditioned, they compete for absolutely everything, so I see this being a really good contest.

“We know we are up against a team who were probably a little bit ahead of us from the point of view of where they are at with their squad, they are on their fifth year of development while we have a combined group, some of the older girls who are here for their seventh campaign or around that and obviously some of the new guns in for their first one.

“They are the challenges you want in sport. If you are going out assuming this is a done deal or whatever else, there is no challenge in it."

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