Hurling on Down-ward spiral – Monan
CHANGED times for Down hurling. When Down last played Dublin in a competitive fixture, in Division 1 of the 2005 National League, they beat them by 4-15 to 4-9.
On Sunday, Ger Monan’s Down side must beat Wicklow in Trim in order to avoid the drop to Division 2B.
“I certainly wouldn’t fancy playing Dublin on Sunday. We went downwards and they went upwards,” says Monan.
“Down are struggling to beat Wicklow. It’s a long way from competing against the Dublins and Kilkennys of this world. But that’s where we’re at at the minute.
“Hurling in Down is on a downward spiral and unless we can get success at minor and under-21 it’s going to be a battle.
“We are probably about four years behind Antrim as far as development squads go, so you’re talking three or four years before we see the fruits of that. It will come again but at the minute we’re on a sticky wicket.”
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