Dublin’s Danny Sutcliffe
Danny Sutcliffe doesn’t expect to be given the same latitude as he was by Tommy Walsh in the Allianz League when Dublin and Kilkenny renew their rivalry in the Leinster SHC semi-final on June 23.
The 20-year-old, who lined out for Dublin in their shock Bord Gais Energy Leinster U21HC quarter-final defeat to Laois last night, scored 2-3 off the Tullaroan tyro as the Dubs fired six goals past the All-Ireland champions at Nowlan Park last March. However, a late Kilkenny rally gave them an unlikely win.
“I’m just going to go out and put that out of my head. It’s nothing to him (Walsh), it was only league for him. He’s not used to it either,” Sutcliffe said.
“I’m sure he has forgotten about it. I know I have forgotten about it as well and it means nothing on June 23. It is in the past and I won’t keep thinking about it. It didn’t go too bad, but I got a few handy balls thrown out to me.
“It will different at championship pace and I noticed last weekend against Laois there was a big difference in pace. In the league, there was a goal-fest and we are looking to get that right and hopefully it’ll just be in the end – we are dying for that on June 23.”
The half forward continued: “You know what you’ll get from Kilkenny, you have to deliver your best performance just to break even with them. I’m hoping to go well in the challenge games and keep my place for the Kilkenny match because we have a lot coming back like Dave Treacy and it’s good we have a strong panel now.”