The Cuala star David Treacy is expected to return this weekend.
Dublin’s Senior Hurlers ran Kilkenny close last weekend in their opening Leinster Championship fixture but the Cats had the smarts to kill the game off and finish the victors.
There were some outstanding performances from the Dublin panel, including Liam Rushe, Conal. Keaney, Seanie Moran, Eoghan O’Donnell, Chris Crummeys, and Paul Ryan who was responsible for most of Dublin’s dead ball work due to the absence of regular free taker David Treacy.
Following his All Ireland Championship run with his club Cuala, Treacy had to sit out the Leinster Opener last week but is expected to make a return to action this weekend.
“David Treacy should be okay for next weekend”, Dublin boss Gilroy told Official Dublin GAA.
“We were very much taking a precaution with him. So he will be a big plus to us”.
Having Treacy back in the fold would be great news for the Dubs as Donal Burke and Eamonn Dillon are still recovering from hamstring and quad injuries respectively. Also it’s still not known how Conal Keaney is after leaving the field injured last weekend.
Dublin however are a different beast to the team that faced Wexford in this year’s Walsh Cup semi final at the beginning of the year and will be looking to land their first points of the championship following the heartbreak of last weekends defeat.
Back in January, Dublin were leading Wexford by 0-03 at half time of the Leinster pre season game and extended that lead to 0-05 by the 45th minute.
But Davy Fitzgerald’s side would make a massive surge, scoring 1-10 without reply before Fergal Whitely finished the game for Dublin with an additional time score leaving them trail 1-20 to 0-16.
In the Leinster Championship, Dublin have won four and drawn one in the last five meetings. They were successful in 2016, 2014, 2013 in a replay after drawing the original game, and in 2009. Wexford’s last Leinster win over Dublin was back in 2008.
LAST FIVE CHAMPIONSHIP CLASHES
2016: Dublin 2-19 Wexford 0-12 (Leinster quarter-final)
2014: Dublin 0-22 Wexford 1-14 (Leinster semi-final)
2013: Dublin 1-17 Wexford 0-12 (Leinster quarter-final) Replay
2013: Dublin 1-17 Wexford 1-17 (Leinster quarter-final) Draw
2009: Dublin 0-18 Wexford 1-13 (Leinster semi-final)