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Jim Gavin: Wexford an unknown quantity for Dubs

Updated: Monday, 09 Jun 2014 00:25 | Comments

Michael Darragh Macauley was among the Dublin goalscorers in their win over Laois
Michael Darragh Macauley was among the Dublin goalscorers in their win over Laois

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Jim Gavin has admitted he does not know "anything" about Dublin's Leinster SFC semi-final opponents Wexford.

Speaking to RTÉ Sport after Dublin ran out 2-21 to 0-16 winners over Laois in Sunday’s quarter-final clash at Croke Park, Gavin indicated that his focus had been Dublin's potential opponents in their championship opener.

“I’ll be blunt about it," Gavin said. "I don’t know anything about Wexford. All our focus in the last couple of weeks was on either Wicklow or Laois and that’s where it was.

“Wexford have got the chance to look at us today – I didn’t get the opportunity to see them play Longford."

Dublin will face the Slaneysiders on 29 June after clearing the first hurdle in their quest to win another Leinster football title.

They created many goal chances against Laois, but were somewhat profligate in front of the posts.

RTÉ analyst Joe Brolly remarked to Gavin that he had recently visited Parnell Park and offered Gavin advice on his team could add to their green-flag tally.

Brolly said that the Dublin boss had even taken notes on what he had said.

Gavin indicated that he was pleased that his squad were on the right path and were putting themselves in a position to score goals.

“From a coaching perspective, it’s a positive for me and the coaching staff that we are creating opportunities," he said.

“We want to score more goals and not let Joe down. We’ll keep working on that part of our game and see where that takes us in three weeks’ time [against Wexford]."

Gavin also paid tribute to Laois, saying they had played a high-tempo game and could have pulled further ahead.

“I thought our guys stuck at it – at times Laois could have pulled further ahead in that first half," he said.

"They played well against Wicklow and they have some fantastic forwards We re-grouped at half-time and pushed on in the second.

“The final score didn’t quite reflect the competitiveness of the game.”

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