Minor hurlers determined to reach All-Ireland MHC final
Dublin minor hurlers will be looking to reach the All-Ireland MHC final for the first time in five years when they face Cork in this Sunday’s semi-final in Croke Park (1.30).
Last Sunday the same two counties collided in the inaugural All-Ireland U17HC final with the Rebels winning by two points (1-19 to 1-17) so the Dubs will be determined to turn the tables on the Munster men this weekend.
“We knew the size of the task that faced us for the Under-17 final and it’s no different for this week,” says manager Fintan Clandillon.
“A lot of people have Cork down already to win the All-Ireland and that’s the calibre of opponent that’s facing us.
“However, like I said all season, we are where we wanted to be at the start of the year and games like next Sunday are why players got involved and took up hurling in the first place.
“These are the type of games that we’ve always wanted to be part of and we are very much looking forward to going out and testing ourselves on the highest stage again.
“It’s just something that we want to try and embrace again and try to make the most of it.
“It’s just very important that we learn as much as we possibly can from what happened on Sunday and give ourselves the best chance possible of succeeding on the day.”