David O’Callaghan – They Showed A Maturity After Going Down To 14 Men


Galway Have A Lot Big Big Men Some Of The Individual Duels Will Be Fascinating – David O’Callaghan

Ex Dublin Hurler David O’Callaghan



Ahead of this evenings huge game against Galway in the Leinster SHC FM 104’s Declan Drake caught up with Dublin hurling legend David O’Callaghan to discuss the game and Dublin’s Leinster campaign to date.

‘Dotsy’ as he is affectionately known in Dublin recollected how the Sky Blues 2013 Leinster championship win was such liberating day for that particular group of players who has spilled a lot of blood, sweat and tears over the years to finally walk up the steps of the Hogan Stand to lift a championship trophy.

O’Callaghan has been impressed with Dublin under Mattie Kenny this year and feels there is a real feeling of togetherness within the group and after the good stabilising job Pat Gilroy did last year and Mattie’s phenomenal success with Cuala at club level that he was the obvious choice and he is sure Kenny is really enjoying the job.

Looking back at the game against Carlow O’Callaghan said Dublin showed a maturity that day after going down to 14 men and they got the job done which was whatnthat day was about and ‘Dotsy’ believes the group are maturing nicely.

David O’Callaghan is looking forward cracker this evening in Parnell Park between Dublin and Galway he is expecting big performances from Dublin players throughout the field and a lot of the lads to stand up and really show massive heart and desire for tonight’s battle and hopefully that will be enough to potentially get them over the line.

O’Callaghan has been really impressed with the Dublin defence particularly Eoghan O’Donnell who he says is playing at the top of his game. David is interested to see how Galway with a lot of big big men will set up to try and upset the Dublin defence and thinks there is going to be some interesting and physical battles and individual duels tonight all around the park.

You can listen to the full interview with David O’Callaghan by clicking the audio player above.