We have a busy few days ahead on the hurling front. Unfortunately. All minor and u-20 games will be postponed until later as part of level 5 plan. The fixtures are:
- Today at 7pm – Leinster u-20 c’ship at Darver[Louth] Dublin v Antrim
- Sat Oct 24 at 6pm – Leinster senior c’ship at Croke Park – Dublin v Laois
- Sun Oct 25th – senior camogie- Dublin v Tipp. No time or venue yet
Our senior game with Laois is live on Sky. I believe the camogie game will be streamed. Visit dublincamogie.ie for venue and time details. I am really looking forward to our seniors taking on Laois in Croke Park. Last year they were inconsistent – a wonderful performance against Galway at a full Parnell Park in July and then a dismal performance v Laois a few weeks later. If they had beaten Laois I believe they would have had a great chance against Tipp who were low in morale after a poor Munster championship. However, it was not to be so here we go again. The winners face Kilkenny the following week. See below a message from Mattie Kenny.
Good luck to all our teams.
Message from Mattie Kenny
“Yes Michael, preparation has gone well for us over the last 4 weeks, we had a good club championship in Dublin this year and the lads came back to us energised and looking forward to the Inter County Season Kicking off at the end of October. Obviously there was a small level of uncertainty around whether it would actually go ahead or not, but our focus was to keep our heads down and prepare the best we could, as the old saying goes “Control the Controllables”.
It is amazing how our training environment has changed this term, the first priority at every training session is making sure we have the highest level of COVID-19 protocols in place, and we have gone to huge lengths to ensure that we try to keep our full group safe and healthy, and I would also like to acknowledge all the players, backroom staff and their immediate families in sustaining this effort through these difficult times.
On the hurling front we are carrying a few knocks, but thankfully no major injuries. We were a little disappointed when some challenge games we had organised were cancelled on us when Dublin first went into level three restrictions, but we made up for that with some really competitive In House game. So everyone is really looking forward now to going into Croke Park on Saturday Night, it will be strange with no spectators there, but we know all our Dublin hurling supporters will be watching in on television and supporting us from your homes and the lads want to delivery a really good performance for ourselves, our families and for our loyal Dublin hurling supporters
Thanks to everyone for all your support and hopefully we will all be meeting again in person at the matches in the near future’’.
As we enter another lockdown hopefully we all play our part in ridding ourselves of Covid.
Bí cúramach agus bí slán.