The Dubs will be hoping for a different outcome against Kilkenny with silverware up for grabs.
Dublin v Kilkenny
Saturday, June 30th. 3:00pm
O’Moore Park, Portlaoise.
There were six points between these two sides in the opening round of this year’s Leinster Minor Hurling Championship, but the stakes tomorrow are so much higher as Dublin look for revenge against Kilkenny for the ultimate provincial prize.
That defeat by the Cats was the only blip in the Dubs Leinster campaign, as they went on to see off Laois and Wexford to book a Quarter Final slot against Antrim.
The last eight tie was a no contest as Dublin hammered the men from the North 3-16 to 0-04 before facing Wexford a second time for a place in tomorrow’s Final.
Despite three goals from the Slaneysiders last weekend, Dublin dug deep and finished the game winners by 1-22 to 3-13.
Kilkenny Still Unbeaten
Kilkenny of course went three for three in the round phase of this competition to set up a Quarter final tie with Westmeath which they made easy work of, winning 5-28 to 1-05.
Their reward was a tasty semi final against Offaly in O’Connor Park. And despite a massive challenge from the home side, Kilkenny did enough to get over the line to book their slot in the final.
As a reward for Dublin’s efforts, Minor manager Mike Connolly has named an unchanged starting 15 for tomorrow’s game to the team that successfully navigated their way through the semi final against Wexford.
Dublin (MHC v Kilkenny)
1. Jack Lambert – Ballyboden St Endas
2. Kevin Byrne – Clontarf
3. Ciaran Hogan – St Judes
4. Finn Murphy – Naomh Olaf
5 . Eoin Carney – Erins Isle
6 . Alex O’Neill – Round Towers Clondalkin
7 . Iain O’hEithir – Ballinteer St Johns
8. Donal Leavy – Naomh Olaf
9. Darragh Power – Fingallians
10. Conor Murray – Castleknock
11. Pearce Christie – Ballyboden St Endas
12. Ciaran Foley – Naomh Olaf
13. Liam Dunne – Raheny
14. Luke Swan – Castleknock
15. Dara Purcell – Kilmacud Crokes