By Martin Breheny
MOST of the focus was on Galway after their poor performance against the Dubs last Saturday but is the point being missed?
Could it be that Dublin are developing into something really special? Last Saturday was their 13th game of the season (Walsh Cup, NHL, Leinster SHC), of which they have won 10, drawn two and lost one (against Galway in the NHL, when they shot 19 wides).
Also, wasn’t there an uncanny similarity about how last Saturday’s game followed much the same pattern as the league final? Galway and Kilkenny each led Dublin by 1-1 to 0-2 early on; both were restricted to 1-2 for the full half; Dublin scored 0-11 against Kilkenny and 0-12 against Galway in the first half.
Kilkenny cut the deficit to six points in the second half; Galway cut it to five. Kilkenny were restricted to eight scores, Galway to nine. Kilkenny and Galway each scored only twice in the final 15 minutes.
It suggests that Dublin are one mighty force right now, which adds immeasurably to the sense of anticipation for the big rematch with the Cats on Sunday week.
Article Source: Independent.ie