The captains of both Dublin and Wexford came face to face in Dublin ahead of their Bord Gáis Energy Leinster GAA Hurling Under 21 final clash on Wednesday evening.
Finn McGarry of Dublin and Eoin Doyle of Wexford met at the iconic Samuel Beckett Bridge to publicise the eagerly anticipated clash.
This is Dublin’s eighth final since 2001, having last won the title in 2007 when they beat Offaly. After defeat in last year’s final to Kilkenny they took their revenge against the Cats in the semi-final and will be keen for more success at a level where they have been more than just competitive.
Wexford have also enjoyed success in the past decade, winning Leinster titles in 2001 and 2002, beating Dublin on both occasions.
GAA President Christy Cooney commented: ‘We have been treated to some excellent hurling already but the arrival of the latter stages of the competitions will really focus minds across the provinces.’
Wednesday night also sees the Munster U-21 hurling semi-finals between Limerick and Clare at the Gaelic Grounds and Tipperary and Cork at Thurles, throw in at both venues is at 7.30pm.
At Parnell Park, the throw in for the U-21 Leinster final is also at 7.30pm.