Dublin forward Ciarán Kilkenny says his side will have to improve on their semi-final display in order to defeat Mayo in Sunday’s All-Ireland SFC final in Croke Park (3.30).
“I know we put in a very good performance the last day but there’s loads of areas we can improve on in terms of turnovers and stuff,” says Ciarán.
“There’s loads of places to improve on.
“Even looking at the final last year, we had loads of areas to improve on. I know the conditions were bad but we still had areas to improve on.
“What you can really aim to and aspire to is performing as best as you can.”
The Castleknock clubman is anticipating the toughest of challenges from Stephen Rochford’s men this weekend.
“I suppose ourselves and Mayo, there has only been a hop of the ball between us the last few years.
“In 2015, 2016, there actually wasn’t, we drew both games and the next day, there was a hop of the ball between the two teams.
“We know the challenge that is ahead of us, they are a great team, very physical team, great tackling team.
“They have so many different styles of playing, great runners coming from deep, they have great mental resilience and they have played nine games coming into this game.
“We know it is a massive challenge and there won’t be much between both teams.”