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Saturday 26 May 2018

Dublin seek Wex-factor

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Dubs boss Pat Gilroy turns his focus to Wexford next Sunday. Photo: SPORTSFILE
Dubs boss Pat Gilroy turns his focus to Wexford next Sunday. Photo: SPORTSFILE

Dublin will look to bounce back from the disappointment of last Sunday when they meet Wexford in the second group match of their Leinster Senior Hurling Championship campaign in Innovate Wexford Park next Sunday (3.0).

The Dubs came so close to enjoying the perfect start as they led for the bulk of the game before suffering a hammer blow late on as Liam Blanchfield raced through to fire past Alan Nolan.

"We knew beforehand that Dublin would bring physicality to the match and they certainly did that to great effect," said former Dublin selector Andy Cunningham.

"They were so dominant in the first-half that they really should have been further ahead than they were.

"It's just a shame that we didn't reflect that control on the scoreboard and Kilkenny were good enough to take advantage in the second-half," he said.

With such a short space of time to recover and regroup, an away trip to Wexford is not ideal but Cunningham feels Dublin should take heart ahead of next weekend.

"Dublin have a game under their belt, unlike Wexford, and they should be confident as long as they get everyone fighting fit and available to play," said Cunningham.

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