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Rabbitte satisfied with Galway's semi-final success

 

By Kevin Egan

Galway manager Tim Rabbitte wants to see his side hit new heights against Cork in the Ladies Football League Division 1 final after they eased past Donegal in the last four.

A blistering start and a strong second-half ensured Galway had far too much and when Megan Glynn finished off a great move with Galway’s goal after the restart they had a canter to victory.

Donegal had kept in touch though thanks to a Niamh Hegarty penalty, but Galway were convincing winners, which pleased Rabbitte ahead of the final in a fortnight’s time.

“We’re delighted by 45 minutes and then we’ve some things to work on, some of our decision making and our skills let us down again,” said Rabbitte.

“But when there’s something big on the line players might freeze and there was a small bit of that, but there’s always something to work on.

“The goal was to improve our performance and see where that brought us. We didn’t put any limitations on the squad either, we went out to play and see could we improve our performance all the time and we’ve done that.

“We won all our league games bar one, so we deserve to be in a final, and we just have to see can we put a better performance together for that.”

Donegal manager Maxi Curran admitted his side were outclassed.

“We have to accept reality, Galway were a far superior team on the day,” said Curran. “Their efficiency up front, their ability to get scores, their ability to build through the middle was all very good.

“They’ve a lot of mobility in their team and they’re a top senior outfit, genuine contenders for an All-Ireland.”

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