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Watch: Diarmuid Connolly Gives Virtuoso Performance For St. Vincent's Hurlers

Watch: Diarmuid Connolly Gives Virtuoso Performance For St. Vincent's Hurlers
By Arthur James O'Dea
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Having been officially announced as Dublin's new hurling manager this morning, one issue will be at the very top of Pat Gilroy's 'to-do' list.

Under the three-year stint of Ger Cunningham, many of Dublin's most influential hurlers grew disillusioned and departed the panel.

Whereas former all-stars Danny Sutcliffe and Peter Kelly will be amongst Gilroy's most coveted targets, the list of players available to Gilroy is hugely promising.

Should he be able to tempt some of them back into the fold, Dublin hurling may be able to recreate something of the progress they made under six years with Anthony Daly in charge.

One player who may realistically be beyond Gilroy's reach is his fellow St. Vincent's man Diarmuid Connolly.

Despite playing a reduced role in this year's championship due to an early suspension, Connolly has enjoyed tremendous success under Gilroy and Jim Gavin with Dublin's footballers.


However, a keen hurler also, Connolly and St. Vincent's have reached the semi-final of the Dublin senior hurling championship.


Set to face All-Ireland club winners Cuala in that semi-final, victory there would leave them facing one of Lucan Sarsfields or Kilmacud Crokes.

In their quarter-final victory against Craobh Chiaráin, Connolly was one of the stand-out performers - scoring 0-04 from play.

While Cuala will ultimately pose a greater threat, there will now be an added dimension by way of Cuala's manager Mattie Kenny - the man invariably overlooked for the Dublin job in favour of going with the Vincent's man Gilroy.


Although the likelihood of Connolly departing the football panel is slim, there is never likely to be a better set of surrounding circumstances if Gilroy chooses to tempt him.

With 5 All-Ireland winners' medals already secured, county hurling success with Vincent's could tempt Connolly to try his hand at the 'small ball' with greater frequency.

You can watch the highlights of St. Vincent's quarter-final win below. The pick of Connolly's points can be seen from 2:50 onward.



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