Anthony Daly brought the Leinster Senior Hurling title back to Dublin in an historic 2013 Provincial Final

Dublin 2-25
Galway 2-13
July 7th, 2013. Croke Park

Anthony Daly’s Dublin bridged a 52-year wait for the Leinster Senior Hurling Championship on a hot sunny July afternoon with an impressive win over incumbents Galway at Croke Park.

The Dubs were like a side possessed from the throw in. They played like the team who wanted it more. Paul Ryan’s 24th-minute goal saw them put their best foot forward before three David O’Callaghan points meant Anthony Cunningham had to give his Galway side a half-time talking to with the scoreline reading 1-12 to 0-07.

The Tribesmen seriously looked sluggish. But they emerged with a new vigour after the break to add two points before the busy-looking ‘Dotsy’ cut them off with another score of his own.

Ryan, who was excellent along with the likes of O’Callaghan and Conal Keaney, struck his second goal of the game before Joe Canning and David Burke both raised green flags for Galway. And despite Canning doing whatever he could to drag Galway into the game the Dubs saw it out with ease.

Johnny McCaffrey lifted the Dr Bob O’Keeffe Cup to the delight of the Hill and the gap from 1961 had been bridged

Scorers for Dublin:

Paul Ryan 2-07 (4f)
David O’Callaghan 0-04
Ryan O’Dwyer 0-03
Johnny McCaffrey 0-02
Joey Boland 0-02
Conal Keaney 0-02
Conor McCormack 0-02
Danny Sutcliffe 0-01
Mikey Carton 0-01
Simon Lambert 0-01

Scorers for Galway:

Joe Canning 1-07 (4f)
David Burke 1-00
Conor Cooney 0-02
Iarla Tannian 0-01
James Regan 0-01
Aidan Harte 0-01
Jonathan Glynn 0-01

Dublin:

Gary Maguire
Niall Corcoran
Peter Kelly
Paul Schutte
Stephen Hiney
Liam Rushe
Mikey Carton
Johnny McCaffrey
Joey Boland
Conal Keaney
Ryan O’Dwyer
Danny Sutcliffe
David O’Callaghan
David Treacy
Paul Ryan

Dublin Substitutions:

Conor McCormack for Treacy (53)
Oisin Gough for Schutte (55)
Shane Durkin for McCaffrey (57)
Mark Schutte for O’Callaghan (60)
Simon Lambert for O’Dwyer (66)

Galway:

James Skehill
Fergal Moore
Kevin Hynes
Johnny Coen
David Collins
Shane Kavanagh
Joseph Cooney
Iarla Tannian
James Regan
David Burke
Conor Cooney
Cyril Donnellan
David Glennon
Joe Canning
Niall Burke

Galway Substitutions:

Andrew Smith for Regan (21)
Damien Hayes for Donnellan (HT)
Aidan Harte for Tannian (HT)
Jonathon Glynn for Glennon (45)
Aonghus Callanan for Cooney (63)