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Sunday 17 December 2017

Ger keeps it cool as Dubs create history

Ger Cunningham
Ger Cunningham

DUBLIN hurlers created another moment of history yesterday with their first away-day victory against Kilkenny in half-a-century - but new boss Ger Cunningham (left) refuses to get carried away by their early-season swagger.

It was revealed afterwards that Dublin hadn't beaten the Cats on Noreside soil since the 1964 Walsh Cup final - a 5-4 to 2-12 victory - which wasn't played until the following year, May 1965 to be precise.

Yesterday's 0-25 to 3-11 win after 13-man Kilkenny was more emphatic and leaves Dublin sitting pretty at the top of Allianz League Division 1A with a maximum four points.

After their day-one demolition of Tipperary, they have now beaten the two All-Ireland finalists on consecutive weekends - but Cunningham pleaded caution as he contemplates a two-week break before hosting his native Cork in Croke Park on March 7.

"We had an opportunity today to come down to Kilkenny, when they were not the strongest, and we took it and took advantage of it," the Dubs boss said. "But still, we have plenty to work on from our point of view."

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