Ladies Football:  Jackies boss alert to threat of Royals

Dublin manager Mick Bohan is fully alert to the talents of Meath ahead of Sunday’s TG4 All-Ireland Ladies SFC final in Croke Park. 

While Bohan’s side have won the last four All-Ireland titles and on Sunday will be playing in their eighth final in a row following their semi-final victory over Mayo, Meath have emerged very impressively in recent years and shocked favourites Cork in their semi-final.

Croke Park has been the venue for several victories for the ‘underdog’ team in recent weeks and Dublin will be doing the utmost to make sure Sunday does not add another one in the upsets column.

“They (Meath) have got the most organised defensive structure that I’ve ever seen and even when they conceded their scores they didn’t change,” said Dublin manager Mick Bohan.

“It’s exciting. Obviously while there wouldn’t be a huge rivalry between the two in women’s football, there’s a huge rivalry purely on the basis of the border (neighbouring counties).

“From a management point of view, Meath’s win meant work for us. And lots of work.

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“And we had to do that work quickly because we had nothing on Meath. We knew very little about them,” added Mick, as Dublin have not faced Meath in championship action since 2016.

“Over the years, you build up material on all the counties that you meet. You keep adding to it, but we had no stuff on Meath.

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