Dublin hurling manager, Anthony Daly, says that his side approached last Sunday’s game against Limerick full of hope and with a degree of confidence. Training in the lead up to the game had been good and his players’ minds were clearly focussed on the task of beating Limerick. However, he concedes that on the day “we made too many mistakes all over the field” Limerick responded to the criticism of their performance against Laois and their experience played a big part in deciding the outcome, especially in the closing stages of the game.
The manager feels that the experience gained by his players in the four games played in the championship will stand them in good stead for the future and that his team will be stronger as a result next year. ” We must drive on over the winter to make every player stronger and faster for the championship in 2010″ says Daly. ” Dublin can achieve the success that so many people yearn for but only by continuing the powerful work at all levels within the county”.
Daly is full of praise for the “die hard” supporters who stood by his team throught thick and thin, from the six goal thrashing against Kilkenny in the Walsh Cup in January to the trip to Thurles for the game against Limerick. He hopes that the supporters will have more cause to sing “Come on ye boys in blue” next year.