Thursday 25 May 2017

O'Dwyer gives Daly's Dubs major boost

DUBLIN hurling has received a massive boost with the acquisition of former Tipperary senior player Ryan O'Dwyer.

The Cashel native has confirmed that he will be playing with the Sky Blues next year, and insisted that Dublin under Anthony Daly are very much a team on the rise.

O'Dwyer (24) attended a players' meeting on Thursday, having been in regular contact with Daly and Dublin selector Richie Stakelum, a Tipperary native, in recent weeks.

O'Dwyer admitted that it's difficult to leave his home club Cashel King Cormacs, but has decided to take the plunge after taking up employment as a schoolteacher in Templeogue.

It is believed that O'Dwyer's new club in the capital will be Kilmacud Crokes, with the switch currently being completed.

O'Dwyer, who can operate across the half-forward line, and at centre-back, said: "Whatever about changing counties, changing clubs was the biggest decision. They're the lads I grew up with, but I know that they will stick behind me. It wasn't an easy decision and I've been mulling over it for a couple of months."

Irish Independent

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