Farrell focussed on the Kingdom

January 12, 2020

Dublin manager Dessie Farrell. ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne.

With their league opener against Kerry looming close over the horizon, Dessie Farrell is keen to get down to work with the Dublin footballers.

The Na Fianna clubman took charge of the Sky Blues for the first time yesterday but fielded an understrength team in the 3-6 to 1-13 loss to Longford in Glennon Bros Pearse Park.

With his front line troops due back from a team holiday this weekend, Farrell’s reign will begin in earnest this coming week.

“There’s definitely a bit of that because we have to get back to work with the main group quickly,” he remarked to SunSport.

“That will be our focus now on the opener against Kerry in two weeks’ time. Most of them are getting in over the weekend so we hope to be back on the field on Tuesday night.”

Despite the defeat, Farrell was pleased by the promise shown by some of the players on duty yesterday

“I was delighted we were competitive. This is about trying to identify the couple of players that we want to bring forward into the squad. That will give us a reasonable assessment of that.

“We’re going to have a look at the tape. The intention is definitely to bring a couple of lads forward. There’s a few fellas that weren’t available, playing Sigerson, that will probably be in the mix as well.”

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