Keaney takes hope from Cuala

November 30, 2018

Ballyboden St Endas' Conal Keaney celebrates. ©INPHO/Oisin Keniry.

Conal Keaney says Ballyboden St Enda's are hoping to follow in Cuala's footsteps by becoming Leinster club senior hurling champions this weekend.

Cuala won back-to-back county, provincial and All-Ireland titles in the past two years, but were dethroned at the semi-final stage of this year's Dublin SHC by Kilmacud Crokes, who 'Boden beat in the final.

Speaking to RTE ahead of Sunday's Leinster final against Henry Shefflin's Ballyhale Shamrocks, long-serving county star Keaney stated: "It's a Kilkenny team and everybody is talking about how good they are,

"Cuala were the All-Ireland champions for the last two years and came out of Leinster relatively comfortably, so we'll take some confidence from that. I don't think we're as good as Cuala were, but we are there now representing every club in Dublin and we are going to give it one hell of a shot.

"To say that Ballyhale have superstars is correct, but we also have superstars and have young lads coming through that want to make their mark. We are not going to sit back and be in awe of them.

"We have come out the right side of some tight games so far and that will stand to us."

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