Dublin boss Anthony Daly believes his side can beat Kilkenny in next Saturday’s Leinster SHC semi-final replay at O’Moore Park.
The Blues almost caused a huge shock on Sunday, looking set for a sensational win, until TJ Reid pointed with the last puck of the game. Although admitting it was a game Dublin should have closed out, Daly didn’t agree with the opinion his charges had missed the boat:
“I think we’ve a great chance. We’re right there. I think we proved a good bit to ourselves. People were seriously doubting us and the boys are going away very disappointed so, there is no one clapping anyone on the back.”
“I felt a big performance coming out of the boys. We’d be very disappointed with the way we hurled in the first half. We coughed up a lot of handy possession, I felt, and we were a bit silly with missed chances – a goal chance early on and a couple of things – but we just felt at half-time it wasn’t over; that we were extremely fit and if we could push the boat out, we could hang in there. That’s the gist of it.”
“We haven’t had the injuries this year so we have a bit of a squad. It’s a pity we’re not through and have a couple of weeks break. But we’re still standing anyway.”