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Dessie Farrell: Players are very focused on getting back to action

Dessie Farrell: Players are very focused on getting back to action

Fri, 24th January 2020

Dublin's new football manager, Dessie Farrell, is looking forward to the FL Division 1 campaign getting up and running with this Saturday night's eagerly anticipated clash with Kerry in Croke Park (7.15).

It's a repeat of last year's All-Ireland decider that went to a replay before Dublin got their hands on the Sam Maguire once again.

The All-Ireland SFC winning panel returned from their team holiday two weekends ago so Dublin's preparation has only just begun for their spring games.

"Preparations have been going well. We're glad to get the lads back from their holidays 'in one piece' and back on the pitch," said Dessie to DubsTV.

"Obviously it's been a long time since they've been in action, so good to get them back.

"They've had a long time off, good rest, enjoyed themselves and rightly so over the last number of months but they are very focused now on getting back to work.

"The fitness won't be where we'd like it to be, that'll take a couple of games and a couple of weeks but that are working hard, for sure," added Dessie.

"The experience that Kerry had in the two All-Ireland finals last year (draw and replay) will stand to them greatly and you can't buy experience like that . . . he knowledge, the wisdom and the confidence that can bring.

"It's a young Kerry team, we know the trajectory they are on so really looking forward to it, so less talking now and more action, which is great. Looking forward to getting on with the business in hand."

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