David Treacy has cited Ryan O’Dwyer’s return to the Dublin senior hurling panel as a significant boost ahead of their Leinster SHC opener against Wexford on Saturday week.
O’Dwyer, who suffered a head injury after being assaulted in the UK last October, returned to the Dubs’ set-up in late March and Cuala clubman Treacy has been impressed with how the centre-forward has quickly caught up to speed with the group.
“It is brilliant to have him,” Treacy said about O’Dwyer, when speaking at the official launch of Dublin’s new playing kit at AIG Insurance’s Head Offices in the capital.
“To be able to set his own targets, having a goal in his head, but he has worked his way back. In his first training session he was throwing himself into challenges as if he hadn’t left.
“It is a sign of the man and the work he has put in and the goals he set, he achieved them to take to the field again. Obviously it was a serious, serious thing that happened to him last year so I’m delighted to see him back. He adds a certain combative edge that sometimes Dublin need.”
Ger Cunningham’s side face the Slayneysiders in the provincial quarter-finals on May 21st at Croke Park (throw-in 7.15pm)