DUBLIN DERBY… and a good day for hurling. That will be the Leinster Colleges Senior ‘A’ Hurling Championship clash between Coláiste Eoin and Dublin North.
It’s scheduled for next Monday, February 8 at 2pm in O Toole’s Pitch in Ayrefield.
Eoin’s progress in the competition as a stand-alone school is a performance of real merit.The Stillorgan lads beat St Mary’s CBS, Enniscorthy last week. Eoin hit some terrific points.
“It was a tremendous effort from the lads and it was a big win for Dublin hurling,” said Eoin’s vice-principal, Proinsias de Poire.
And the good thing is that, no matter what the result, Dublin will be in the Leinster semi-final against Kilkenny CBS or Westmeath Schools.. It should be quite a contest. Most of the lads will know each other well from the Dublin minor and other county squads.
And it’s another sign of all the work that has been invested in hurling over the last few years. The first job of building a house is to get the foundation right. Everything follows after that. And that’s what is happening in Dublin hurling.
Exposing as many young Dublin hurlers as possible to the top level is the name of the game.
Niall Scully – Evening Herald.