Not really on games played this year, maybe a performance was coming, but it hadn’t happened yet. He had the ball in his hands once against Carlow. He was starting to look better against Offaly before the injury, but still not earth shattering. Although as someone to stop the Galway back line coming out with the ball, he would have been useful.
But that team seems to be more or less just picked from the fit players he has favored since the start of the year. The assumption is that Rushe, Boland and David Treacy are injured. Ryan and Winters not yet ready (don’t know why re Ryan) and Keaney is recovering from an op.
So the only selection decision really was in not playing Burke, and we might find that won’t actually be the case.
We are shaping up to have last years team basically with the addition of Hetherton, Dillon, Burke and Boland (which is pretty good). I think we have one or two guys in Dublin who can make the forwards more dynamic, but maybe it’s a bit early for them age wise.