24 May

Build-Up: GALWAY vs DUBLIN (The Six To Watch!)

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Posted by Darren Kelly in Features | May 2017

DAVID BURKE (Galway)

There’s a reason the St. Thomas’ man is Galway’s captain – he’s probably the most consistent player to don the maroon and white colours since the 80s. Burke leads by example and is to the fore in every Galway performance.

SHANE BARRETT (Dublin)

Dublin have the defenders to challenge Galway’s attack as they sit in the long grass aiming to spring a shock. Barrett has started all nine games for Ger Cunningham’s team in 2017 and will aim to nullify one of his opponents.

JOE CANNING (Galway)

Galway’s main player was millimetres (literally!) from seeing his career injured by a hamstring in 2016’s All-Ireland semi-final. Has returned rejuvenated and leading Galway’s attack to very impressive league performances.

DONAL BURKE (Dublin)

Struck 3-32 in Dublin’s six league games and will be their main target man. The former minor star made his debut in the Walsh Cup hitting 1-10 against UCD and hasn’t looked back. Will test Galway’s defence.

CATHAL MANNION (Galway)

Will be hoping his next trip to Croke Park is better than his first visit to headquarters in 2017. Mannion bounced back from the heartache of Ahascragh/Fohenagh’s All-Ireland intermediate final loss to hit 1-5 against Laois and spearhead Galway’s scoring.

EOGHAN O’DONNELL (Dublin)

The Zimbabwe-born Dub has been rock solid at full back for the Metropolitans. Touted by many as one of the country’s best number threes and some have suggested that if a transfer market existed in hurling, Brian Cody would be calling with the chequebook.

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