John Martin

John Martin: Cuala’s win may not provide expected bump

TOP OF THE PILE...Cuala were the first Dublin club to claim the All-Ireland Hurling Club title

TOP OF THE PILE…Cuala were the first Dublin club to claim the All-Ireland Hurling Club title

CUALA’S history-making All-Ireland final win against Ballyea is no guarantee that hurling is set for a significant boost in Dublin, according to Gaelic Life columnist John Martin.

Writing in today’s edition, Martin said that club success doesn’t always transfer to the inter-county scene, at least not straight away.

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“Will it boost Dublin hurling? Probably no more than Loughgiel’s win boosted Antrim hurling in 2012, certainly not in the short term, but the win may attract a few more youngsters from Dublin’s southside rugby belt into their ranks.”

The full column is in today’s Gaelic Life, in shops now or available here.

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