Dublin Senior Hurling 2019


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Star-studded DCU side too much for Dublin rivals as 2018 finalists coast into semi-final

Sean Morrissey and Donal Burke hit the goals in a 13-point Fitzgibbon Cup victory on home soil.

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DCU's Chris Crummy with Patrick Maher of DIT.

DCU’s Chris Crummy with Patrick Maher of DIT.

Image: Tommy Dickson/INPHO

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2018 FINALISTS DCU advanced to the semi-finals of the Fitzgibbon Cup after a 13-point victory over TU Dublin City Campus (formerly DIT), played out in DCU Sports Complex, Dublin.

DCU were without question the better side over the course of the match and were way ahead of their local rivals, who would have been expected to fare slightly better, with players such as Patrick Maher, Liam Blanchfield and Aonghus Clarke within their ranks.

DCU, on the other hand, have a star-studded side full of inter-county players and they will be very hard beaten.

It was the hosts who opened the scoring with a point from Westmeath’s Killian Doyle.

A free from Eoghan Dunne levelled procedures, but two points from James Bergin gave the DCU a two-point advantage.

They then got the games first goal, when Damien Reck’s initial effort was saved but Sean Morrissey made no mistake with the rebound.

Two further points from Bergin gave DCU a seven-point lead and even at this stage, it looked like it could be a long evening for the visitors.

DIT responded well though and a point from Eamonn Dillon on the stroke of half time reduced the deficit to five points at the interval, the score reading 1-8 to 0-6.

Ferghal Whitely with Liam BlanchfieldDCU’s Ferghal Whitely with Liam Blanchfield of DIT.Source: Tommy Dickson/INPHO

A goal from Donal Burke shortly after the restart killed off the game as a contest and the hosts pushed on for a comfortable 13-point victory.

DCU were able to introduce subs of the highest quality such as Rory O’Connor, John Donnelly and Aaron Maddock and will fancy their chances of going all the way in the competition.

Scorers for DCU: James Bergin 0-8 (7f), Sean Morrissey 1-1, Donal Burke 1-0, Killian Doyle, Rory O’Connor and John Donnelly 0-2 each, Ryan McBride, Fergal Whitely, Damien Reck and Fionntan McGibb 0-1 each.

Scorers for DIT: Eoghan Dunne 0-7 (7f), Eamon Dillon 0-2, Liam Blanchfield, Niall Walsh and A Clarke 0-1 each.


  1. Oisin Foley (Crossabeg/Ballymurn, Wexford)

  2. Paddy Smyth (Clontarf, Dublin)

  3. Eoghan O’Donnell (Whitehall Colmcilles, Dublin)

  4. John Curran (Dungarvan, Waterford)

  5. Paudie Foley (Crossabeg/Ballymurn, Wexford)

  6. Conor Delaney (Erins Own, Kilkenny)

  7. Chris Crummey (Lucan Sarsfields, Dublin)

  8. Damien Reck (Oylegate-Glenbrien, Wexford

  9. Rian McBride (St. Vincents, Dublin)

  10. Donal Burke (Na Fianna, Dublin)

  11. Killian Doyle (Raharney, Westmeath)

  12. Fergal Whitely (Kilmacud Crokes, Dublin)

  13. James Bergin (Conahy Shamrocks, Kilkenny)

  14. Patrick Curran (Waterford)

  15. Sean Morrissey (Bennettsbridge, Kilkenny).


  1. Billy Ryan (Graigue-Ballycallan, Kilkenny) for P Curran (HT)
  2. Aaron Maddock (St. Martin’s, Wexford) for J Curran (36)
  3. Rory O’Connor (St. Martin’s, Wexford) For Doyle (41)
  4. John Donnelly (Thomastown, Kilkenny) for Morrissey (43)
  5. Fionntan Mc Gibb (Setanta, Dublin) for McBride (44).


  1. Jonathan Tracey (Na Fianna, Dublin)

  2. Darragh Egerton (Clonkill, Westmeath)

  3. Shane Brennan (Kilmessan, Meath)

  4. Sean McClelland (Lucan Sarsfields, Dublin)

  5. David Keogh (Thomas Davis, Dublin)

  6. Darren Kelly (Craobh Chiarain, Dublin)

  7. Conor Ryan (Craobh Chiarain, Dublin)

  8. Patrick Maher (Lorrha Dorrha, Tipperary)

  9. Aonghus Clarke (Castletown-Geoghegan, Westmeath)

  10. Niall Walsh (Windgap, Kilkenny)

  11. Liam Blanchfield (Bennetsbridge, Kilkenny)

  12. Glenn Whelan (Ballinteer St. Johns)

  13. Ben Quinn (Good Counsel, Wexford)

  14. Eoghan Dunne (St. Brigid’s, Dublin)

  15. Eamon Dillon (Naomh Finbara, Dublin).


  1. Ben McHugh (Raheny, Dublin) for McClelland (10)
  2. Jonathan McGuirk (St. Brigid’s, Dublin) for Quinn (42)
  3. Quinn Sounders (Our lady’s island, Wexford) for Walsh (57).

Referee: Sean Stack (Dublin).


Lot of Dubs on both teams!


Ben Quinn, good counsel, Dublin!!!


Just reading that team again - that number 19 for DIT has some name, Quinn Sounders! That’s not one you come across every day…


Some amount of Dubs involved !!


More than the football!


“E McLoughney for Whelan (44),”

Eamonn Mc Loughney from Syls got a run also!


Its a little strange in that in the past there were always one or two lads that could / should have been more centrally involved (depending on who you talk to), but at the moment there are a host of lads that I would think are at the standard or close and aren’t getting much of a run if any. I hope this means that what we have is plenty good enough. I am not complaining, I think Kenny is right, after last year it is time for consolidation, not experimentation - but it is an usual situation for Dublin, normally I think if we have a guy that’s close to intercounty standard, he is on the panel or team. Off the top of my head, we aren’t seeing (or we aren’t seeing a lot of) - and I know some of these are by choice of the individual player who has other priorities at the moment

Colin Currie.
Paul Crummy.
Cian McGabhann.
Cian O Sullivan
Conor Burke
Eoghan Conroy.
Eoghan Dunne
Ronan Hayes
Cian Mc Bride
Niall McMorrow

Again, some are the players choice, and some are just the managers judgement calls - but there are others that it’s strange we haven’t seen something of - possibly injuries account for some too.


Although its nice to see younger lads thrown, its different now. unlike previous eras where if you played u21 you were amost guaranteed a senior chance. We had no option but to throw them in and hope for the best because of a lack of quality. Our senior team now is pretty young bar 1 or 2 lads…vast majority are early 20s and are experienced. Good to see young lads now having to fight to get in.


I’m not buying into the hype but I think i speak for everyone when i say i’m expecting 5 Ai’s in a row from the hurlers now.


Problem is these are guys who should be able to step up to county level, whether they will or not is a different thing, lots of options but we need a few of them to kick on, find form, and force their way into the team. D.Burke is doing that this year, hopefully or or two others will also.


Thats the thing we are producing lots of ‘good players’ but we need to start producing a few more with a bit of extra quality…Id be confident enough that with the strenght of the current squad(guys will improve playing against bettr players) and getting to u17 all ireland finals in last few year that in the next 2 or 3 years we will unearth a few gems.


I think quantity matters though. If there is enough, the cream rises to the top. That, I think, is what Gilroy mainly achieved with the footballers. He made the best rise. Before that we had a heap of players of good, but similar, quality. That’s why I think he would have been ideal as the hurling manager for the next few years. But Kenny hasn’t done anything wrong yet, that I can see anyway.


Article on gaa.ie


Laois well ahead of Offaly




My god, is Offaly hurling really that bad


Offaly GAA has fallen very far but are they any worse off than The Leitrims, The Longfords, or the Monaghans? Oh wait…


'Tis 2-13 to 0-6 actually.

I’m at it.

God help me. :roll_eyes:


Its hard to know are they really gone to shite or during the period of 80’s and early 90’s did they seriously over achieve the a fantastic group of players. Are they at their true level now as they never won a Leinster prior to 1980 ?