Dublin hurler Mark Schutte has issued a rallying cry ahead of Saturday’s All-Ireland SHC qualifier clash with Cork in Pairc Ui Rinn.
This is not the time for the Dubs to ‘pack it in’ warns the Cuala forward who missed the Leinster SFC semi-final defeat to Kilkenny because of a calf injury.
“It’s really up to the leaders on the team now to really step up and drive the team on,” he told The Irish Independent.
“We can go one of two ways: we can either pack it in and just cry about what happened there or we can go back and have a good fight at it.
“Plenty of teams have gone on and won All-Irelands through the back door. That’s going to have to be our ambition.
“Go and target that match and really get a bit of redemption from (the Kilkenny game). Obviously everyone is disappointed the way it ended against Kilkenny and you don’t want to end your season like that.
“It’s great that we have another chance to prove ourselves again. It’s great to get another shot at it and not leave the summer like we did against Kilkenny.”