After a very good first half our hurlers caved in rather easily in the second half. Fair play to Kilkenny who turn in such powerful performances year after year. The one major bonus for Dublin is that three young players – Eoghan O’Donnell, Cian O’Callaghan and Shane Barrett- have settled in well and will form the basis of a very good defence for years to come. We now look forward to the back door draw and hope that we get a home game.
Our attention now changes to Parnell Park on Wednesday night when our under 21 team take on Westmeath in the Leinster semi-final. Westmeath had a very good minor team three years ago and they will be very difficult to put away. Good luck to Joe Fortune and his team.