But there is a lot of low hanging fruit that can be sorted out fairly quickly that should bring immediate benefits. This is a really good year to be a Dublin hurling manager, lots of quick, easy changes there that will bring improvements. Don’t pick guys straight out of minor and don’t throw guys on in championship games that you didn’t even look at in Walsh Cup / League would be a great start.
But… I suspect county guys will be setting their alarms clocks a lot earlier in January and maybe that isn’t for everyone (which is understandable). So the transition might not be totally smooth.
I would love to see Keaney involved as I think he could be the bridge between the guys that left and those that didn’t. Although personally if I walked away, and then had Ryan O Dwyer judging me in interviews I would have an issue playing with him. But Keaney is one of the most important figures in Dublin hurling ever I think. There would have been no Daly led revival without him in my opinion.