Dublin Senior Hurling 2018 - The Pat Gilroy Era


#1022

It was a bit surprising reading Daly’s book that the hurlers struggled to have a home training pitch during his tenure - they by all accounts also had to fight harder for use of Parnell park at the times they wanted to train there before a league game - the reality is the hurlers historically are second class citizens at a senior level

As you say, I don’t thing those logistical things will be a problem with gilroy at the helm ( even if I’m not sure they will be training in davids/ with the footballers there )


#1023

Sure hurlers had to train out in Bray Emmets ffs, because they couldn’t get use of dcu…


#1024

They will be training in dcu


#1025

I think you’ll find the use of DCU is at the discretion of the college and not the DCB…


#1026

Most of the hurlers are from the Southside, Bray Emmetts was used for that reason.


#1027

Now now, don’t you know that the truth is far less exceptional than the headline stories?


#1028

Hurling is second class when Paddy Christie can openly say he won’t have dual players on his county minor team, and nobody on the County Board says a word. This happens in clubs all over Dublin also. One of the reasons I am hopeful with the new management is that I don’t believe Pat Gilroy would accept that attitude. I basically hope that he can make changes, from the inside, that an externally-sourced i.e. country hurling manager couldnt.


#1029

Paddy Christie did hurling a huge favour. The inter county dual player is dead as a dodo. Pointless wasting time on fellas who aren’t going to ever hurl for Dublin.


#1030

It definitely did hurling favours - Con o Callaghan may be the last classic dual player at minor.


#1031

I got the 9 bus home today and was rather pleased to see segregation on it with a large sign pointing to standing room only for Dublin hurlers. My mood only got better when I saw a sign advertising for a job outside a cafe but advising that Dublin hurlers need not apply.


#1032

Any truth in the rumor that the Dublin hurlers are close to securing their right to vote in upcoming elections and referendums in this country?


#1033

I hear some guy called Iomaint is lobbying the Government hard to have them recognised as their own ethnic minority group.


#1034

100 percent correct and I prefer it coming from the football side too because if lads feel they are being forced to do something sometimes they choose to do the opposite i.e. hurl.


#1035

Am I wrong or did Gilroy stop o Carroll from playing for the Dublin under 21s hurlers when he was the football manager.


#1036

Is Suttcliffe back in Ireland or still in NY? I know Gilroy is in NY at the minute so be a good time to knock heads if they haven’t already. Perhaps even play him in Boston


#1037

You are right there. Daly was furious over it too. Dublin Hurling never maximized the Hurling potential of both of the O’Carrolls which is a shame as I think at least one could of had a good inter-county career.


#1038

ROss had a terrible run of injuries for s few years. Rory had a decent enough career with the footballers. Bill could be worth a look at some stage.


#1039

He’s back as far as I know.?


#1040

Yeah, he’s back a few weeks now. Played a club football game last weekend.


#1041

Assume he’s involved?