FOR the first time since 1954, Dublin have recorded back-to-back Leinster Minor Hurling Championships - and the timing of Sunday's victory over Wexford could not have been better.
The previous evening in Ennis , the Dubs' hurling stock looked at a seriously low ebb but the verve and application of Shay Boland's charges has helped put a smile back on the faces of Dublin supporters with the manner of their success offering genuine ground of optimism for a brighter future.
It was fitting that Paul Winters should strike the all-decisive second goal given the wonderful success that his club St Brigid's enjoyed over the Féile na nGael weekend when his counsin, Darragh McKenna, lifted the Division 1 crown, with players from 11 separate clubs contributing to Dublin's minor success.
That statistic highlights the depth in underage talent across the county of Dublin making this particular selection a team that the whole county can be justifiably proud of, with team manger Shay Boland echoing those sentiments as he reflected on another provincial title.
"I'm proud of these lads every time they go out and play to their potential and they put in a performance that they can be proud of. They've put in the work all year and they got the results that their efforts deserved," concluded Boland.
Dublin advance to a semi-final next month.