2002 to 2012 has been Dublin’s best decade by far on the hurling fields.
- 4 Leinster minor titles 2005, 2007, 2011, 2012. –
- 2 All-Ireland minor runners up 2011, 2012
- 3 under 21 Leinster titles 2007, 2010, 2011
- All-Ireland under 21 finalists 2007, 2011.
- Senior League champions 2011
- Senior All –Ireland semi-finalists in 2011.
- 3 Walsh Cup titles 2003, 2011, 2013.
- All-Ireland College champions 2006
- Leinster Colleges title in 2007
- 3 Leinster juvenile college titles
- 2 Féile na nGael All-Ireland titles in 2007 and 2012
- In 2012 there was a 13.4% increase in the numbers playing hurling
- Since 2009 there are 162 more teams playing hurling in the u-8 to u-16 grades.
These are impressive statistics and all involved in Dublin hurling can take a bow.
The big question now is can we make similar progress in the next ten years. To do so we must win at least one All-Ireland at u-21 or senior level. It will not be easy but there is no reason why we cannot do it. Dublin have been in the last two All-Ireland minor finals and in the previous semi-final so we have a large pool of players to draw from.
What do you think? What are the obstacles? E-mail your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org. The best comment will receive a prize and will be published on our website.
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