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Galvin focused ahead of Donegal
30 Jul 2014 15:03
By Paul O'Neill
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Louise Galvin says Kerry are determined to prove they are better than they showed in the Munster Ladies’ Football final when they battle it out with Donegal for a spot in the last eight of the All-Ireland series.
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Galvin and Kerry were left reeling earlier this month when they went down to reigning All-Ireland champions Cork by 6-14 to 2-11 in the provincial decider.
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Now Kerry will look to bounce back in the TG4 All-Ireland Championship when they play Donegal in a second-round qualifier at Birr on Monday.
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It will be the first Championship meeting between the counties since 2011 when Kerry won, coincidentally in round two of the qualifiers at the same venue.
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And forward Galvin is hopeful William O’Sullivan’s Kerry side – who boast an impressive record in the qualifiers of having never been beaten – can produce the right response to their crushing by Cork and set off on a winning run once again.
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Galvin said: "For sure it was bitterly disappointing for us not to manage to retain the Munster title and the margin of our defeat made it that bit harder to take.
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"It just underlined how strong Cork are – especially up front – but sadly for us not much went right and we know we were capable of performing much better than we did.
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"Now we have a second chance thanks to the qualifiers and we are determined to make the most of it. Having said that, we expect Donegal to put it up to us in a big way and if we are to come out on top then we are going to have to play to our potential for the entire 60 minutes.
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"We met them in this year's National League and while we won by six points, they showed that day that they are a decent team which is especially strong up the middle."
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