Doyle is thrilled as Dolphin's hard work on the training pays off

Doyle is thrilled as Dolphin's hard work on the training pays off
Dolphin's Dave Jennings on the break against Nenagh Ormond. Picture: Eddie O'Hare

FOLLOWING their 46-17 win over Nenagh Ormond in the AIL on Saturday, Dolphin coach Robbie Doyle was very pleased with his side’s performance.

Doyle feels they've been training well all season without always seeing it pay off on the pitch.

“I was thrilled with the result, delighted with it. I see that every Tuesday and Thursday in training and I suppose you are wondering why it does not come out more often on a Saturday.

“Today we got a lot of things right, we were very disappointed not getting the win last week (away to Blackrock College), it hurt it was a tight game.

“We got a few things right in training during the week. We had a good chat and we tightened up in a few areas.

“I think that showed today and we were a point a minute in the first 20 minutes and we were looking very good.

“Very very happy with the result and the performance."

Dolphin’s Alan O’Sullivan breaks up-field. Picture: Eddie O’Hare.
Dolphin’s Alan O’Sullivan breaks up-field. Picture: Eddie O’Hare.

They have made a good habit of starting well in matches.

“We are making good starts in our games; we did it again last week. We got the first score there but we just did not get enough width in our game.

“Against Blackrock, we were getting just one or two phases out and today we made a decision to go wider earlier and I think that paid off for us, we got the line breaks and we got the scores and all of a sudden it was a different game.

“In the bigger scheme of things, I think Nenagh not getting that fourth try there at the finish was crucial. We had the game won but the lads were still going for more tries.

“You are almost saying to them it is not about us scoring again it is about Nenagh not scoring again was more important.

“So it was vital there at the finish that we kept our composure, kept our shape and did not give away a soft score that was vital that they did not get that fourth try and a bonus point.

“We want to play on the edge. We want to be a disciplined side but we want to be as close as we can to that invisible line that you need to be hovering just below it."

Doyle believes they need to be aggressive and to be in teams' faces the whole time."

“It is important that you are just below that line but with a low penalty count as well.

“It is a fine margin, some days you get it and some days you do not.

“I am saying to the lads all the time we are looking at the likes of Blackrock, Galwegians and Nenagh but every game is vital at this stage.

Rob Reardon is tackled by Nenagh Ormonds’ Willie Coffey and Patrick Scully. Picture: Eddie O’Hare.
Rob Reardon is tackled by Nenagh Ormonds’ Willie Coffey and Patrick Scully. Picture: Eddie O’Hare.

“You could get to the stage where you lose to Blackrock, Nenagh and Galwegians but you could go away and beat Crescent, Cashel, Navan and Highfield.

“You just cannot pick and choose the games you want to win in this league.

“There were a few surprises last week with Navan and Cashel both being beaten convincingly so there is a long way to go in this.

“It is the games that you think you are going to win that you might come unstuck and the ones that you are writing off are the ones you could win.

“So it is about being right on the day, every day for the next few games, get your performance and take your results after that then.”

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