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Future is Bright for Dublin Hurling - Evening Herald - Wed, 11 Jul 2012
DUBLIN hurling has begun to smile again following the historic, heroic exploits of the Dublin minors and St Brigids.
The grim clouds hung heavily over the capital following the defeat of the senior stickmen in Ennis on Saturday night.
But the victory of the minors in Croke Park on Sunday has helped to lift the mood. It?s the first time Dublin have won back-to-back Leinster Minor Hurling Championship titles since 1954.
Eleven clubs contributed to the success, and manager, Shay Boland, was thrilled with the conviction of his squad.
"They can all be so proud of themselves. They have put in the work all year and they got the result that they deserved", said Shay.
It was fitting that Paul Winters should hit the second crucial goal against Wexford. His club, St Brigids, also entered the record books on Saturday.
They became the first club in the history of the national Feile na nGael to have achieved the football and hurling Division 1 double - with Paul's cousin, Darragh McKenna(top), captaining their young hurlers to glory.
They endured extra-time at Croke Park to overcome the hotly fancied Clarinbridge of Galway. The Russell Park lads displayed extraordinary fitness, skill and character with Tiernan McGlynn following up on his semi-final goalscoring heroics by repeating the feat in the pulsating final.
They become only the fourth Dublin club to win the Division 1 Christy Ring Cup, following Ballyboden St Endas (1992), Kilmacud Crokes (2005) and Castleknock (2007).
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