Around 250 of the best hurlers in Dublin at u13/u14 and u15/u16 level took part in an elite coaching programme organised by Dublin Co Board in association with Friends of Dublin Hurling. The camps consisted of high quality intensive coaching and training for these players who are members of the Dublin development squads. This coaching is in addition to the coaching that is already provided to these squads.
The training / coaching is delivered by current Dublin senior hurlers who each completed a coaching course. The coaches involved included Shane Durkin, Ryan O Dwyer, Paul Ryan, Finn McGarry, Oisin Gough, Simon Lambert, Conor McCormack and David O Callaghan. The venue for the programme was Alfie Byrne Park in Clontarf.