Crummey relishing massive opportunity

October 21, 2020

Dublin's Chris Crummey. ©INPHO/Laszlo Geczo.

Dublin hurling captain Chris Crummey says he’s grateful the 2020 All-Ireland championships are going ahead.

The Dubs are down to face Laois this Saturday evening in the quarter-finals of the Leinster SHC at Croke Park (throw-in 6.00pm) and Crummey sees this winter’s championships as a huge opportunity for teams.

“From my perspective and I can’t really speak for other people, I do get a sense of hunger and appetite for the games to go ahead in my own squad,” he told

“You realise how lucky we are and how massive an opportunity it is to play championship in the winter months. We’re very grateful for the GAA and public health authorities giving it the go-ahead.

“I suppose at the end of the day it comes down to our families being kept safe and there’s an onus on players to make the call that’s right for them. Every player’s in a different situation with their family and work-life. I can only speak highly of our management team.

“They’ve been very vigilant with all the Covid protocols and Mattie Kenny’s been excellent if anyone doesn’t feel comfortable or doesn’t want to play. He’s left the door open for lads to make up their own mind and he’s been fully supportive.”

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