Congrats to Conal Keaney who was voted man of the match at Portlaoise on Sunday. As well as scoring up front he came to the aid of the defense in the second half after Michael Carton had been red carded. There were impressive displays from the newcomers – Shane Barrett, Ben Quinn and Cian Mc Bride. Dublin started very impressively and built up a nice lead only to start short passing and leaving Laois back into the game. However, it is early in the year and hopefully Dublin can build on their performances. We now head to Croke Park next Saturday at 5pm for the Walsh Cup final. It would be nice for Ger Cunningham to pick up a bit of silverware in his first year in charge.