All Ireland Senior Club Hurling Final
It is no secret that very few people outside Dunloy will be giving the Cuchullains a chance in Sunday’s showdown against Ballyhale Shamrock at Croke Park, but one of Ballyhale’s top stars doesn’t necessarily see it that way.
In an interview with the INDO’s Donnchadh Boyle ace forward Adrian Mullen said that the Ballyhale camp were not looking at it that way. Mullen does not like to hear this type of talk and feels Dunloy will be preparing for the game just the same way as his side will be down in Ballyhale. While he recognises that most people probably think his team will be favourites, but the DCU student says that is not that way among the Ballyhale players.
Mullen says that Ballyhale have seen Dunloy play and knows the challenge they will present. Mullen told Boyle that Dunloy have beaten very good teams on their way to the final, like Slaughtneil and St Thomas, teams that Ballyhale have struggled to beat in recent years.
Mullen, who will be lining out for DCU in the Fitzgibbon Cup group stages three nights after the final, talked about the satisfaction he got out of the semi-final win over Ballygunner, a team that had beaten them in last year’s final. Mullen added that win gave his team great satisfaction, but pointed out that they had won nothing yet and that focus will be totally on Dunloy, a game he is really looking forward to.