Dubs can be top-four
Mattie Kenny has delivered a good luck message to Pat Gilroy - and argued that Dublin have the hurlers to become a top-four team on his watch.
The Galway man who led Cuala to the All-Ireland Club hurling summit, last March, was initially touted as favourite to succeed the outgoing Ger Cunningham as Dublin manager.
Instead, in what was distilled down to a two-horse race, former football supremo Gilroy emerged as the county board's choice.
But Kenny remains active on the Cuala front and is now just an hour away from completing a Dublin SHC hat-trick, with Kilmacud Crokes awaiting in Saturday's county final (Parnell Park, 3.30).
"Every day that I talk to you, I always talk about the standard of hurling in Dublin and how strong it is," he said. "I just want to wish Pat and his management team the best of luck for the coming season.
"There are a lot of good hurlers in Dublin and they just need to get them all out hurling for the Dublin county team ... and get them back where they belong, in the top three of four teams in the country."