Table topping Dubs in town

THIS Sunday at 2.30pm in the Gaelic Grounds top of the table in the National Hurling league takes on fifth. The tie is Limerick versus Dublin, but this time around Limerick are the team on less points than the jackies.

This is only the third game in so there is nothing to be worried about. In fact, there is plenty to be happy about. Losing by a point to Kilkenny was a great performance. At one point in that game the Cats were held scoreless for 17 minutes.

Take into account also that Limerick are scoring more on average this season than they did last and you can see that Justin McCarthy’s hurling influence is taking root. The 11 times NHL champs Limerick will see this weekend game against Anthony Daly managed Dublin as another yardstick to see how things are developing in the camp. Daly’s men have beaten Cork and Galway already and are filled with confidence.

However, Limerick’s last outing in Nowlan Park and their first day against Clare has thrown up more positives than anything else. Granted the camp might be on a press diet, but still, that make a welcome change from previous years and other hurling teams in the country. Limerick to win on Sunday and keep the good form going.

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