Dublin forward Niamh McEvoy sounded a warning to her team-mates that they still have a lot of improving to do if they are to retain their TG4 All-Ireland Ladies SFC, following a show of force against Waterford (5-15 to 2-6) last Saturday afternoon in O’Moore Park, Portlaoise.
As champions for the last two seasons all eyes are on Mick Bohan’s side this summer, and after recently defending their Leinster title (defeating Westmeath) , the got their round-robin series off to a convincing win thanks to goals from Lyndsey Davey, Nicole Owens and Niamh McEvoy.
"Nothing we’ve done before in the past is going to be good enough to win an All-Ireland. You always have to improve on the previous season,” said McEvoy, who scored 2-4 of her side’s total.
"We know we have to bring a bit more, but there was no talk of who was missing today. It was everybody who was available, what they could bring to the table.
"We’re obviously happy with the win, but there’s definitely things we’re going to take away from today to build on.”
TG4 All-Ireland Ladies SFC, Round 1
Group 1: Cavan 3-18 Armagh 6-8
Group 2: Dublin 5-15 Waterford 2-6
Group 3: Galway 1-14 Kerry 1-10
Group 4: Tyrone 3-11 Mayo 3-14