Saturday 24 March 2018

Dubs prove Division 1B no bar to success

Martin Breheny

Martin Breheny

Two commonly held, if unreliable, theories have taken a heavy battering over the last month.

Dublin showed that busy can be best after playing five games in 29 days, and have joined with Limerick to provide solid evidence that playing in Division 1B of the NHL is no impediment to championship ambitions.

Division 1B teams regularly moan about how life in the lower grouping leaves them at a disadvantage when they have to step up against Division 1A teams in the championship, but Limerick's success over Tipperary, plus Dublin's wins over Galway and Kilkenny, have exploded that claim.

As for the theory that playing championship games every weekend is excessively demanding, step forward Dublin with the Bob O'Keeffe Cup, the fruits of your labour from a hectic month.

Irish Independent

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