'Dublin look to have regressed'

February 27, 2024

Antrim manager Darren Gleeson with Dublin manager Micheál Donoghue after the game ©INPHO/Gary Carr

Neil McManus thinks the Dublin hurlers have slipped back from where they were a couple of years ago.

The former Antrim star offered a withering assessment of the Metropolitans in the wake of their heavy Allianz League Division 1B defeat to All-Ireland champions Limerick last Saturday evening.

"Dublin look to have regressed," he told the RTÉ GAA Podcast.

"Antrim only have five of the starters from last year's championship team available to them at the minute and Antrim really should have beaten Dublin two weeks ago.

"A really unfortunate error near the end of that game saw a goal drop in and Dublin stole it; Antrim would have been full value for their victory.

"Micheál Donoghue might be thinking, 'have I brought this team as far as they're going to come here?' They have Danny Sutcliffe back, Chris Crummey back, and it didn't make a huge difference.

"Dublin haven't got too many more to add to that group at the minute and I don't think Dublin are developing; they're moving in the wrong direction."

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