Curran backs Dublin to get job done

September 13, 2019

Dublin's Paul Curran

Former Dublin footballer Paul Curran is confident that the current side can rectify their mistakes from the last day and get the job done against Kerry in tomorrow’s All-Ireland SFC final replay.

Curran admits that Kerry will pose a threat once again in the replay, but the respected coach feels that Dublin will rejig a few things to help them get over the line.

Writing in the Kerryman this week, Curran feels that the weight of expectation for Dublin will be off them slightly now as they look to record a historic five in a row.

“Preparing to do something that has never been done before must be a difficult place to be for any player and the fear of actually failing can seep into the mindset and can have a negative effect on performance,” writes Curran.

“I am not saying that this was the case with the Dublin players but how else can you explain the huge dip in performance from the likes of Brian Fenton, Michael Darragh Macauley, James McCarthy, Jonny Cooper and Niall Scully, and to a lesser extent Ciaran Kilkenny and Con O’Callaghan.”

He concluded: “I think this is the game that they can throw off the shackles and attack Kerry from the throw-in and I expect them to do just that.

“Fenton and McCarthy will be delighted to have another opportunity, and class players always perform when their performances have been questioned. Kerry beware.”

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