New Dublin hurling boss Pat Gilroy could be an interested observer here as his clubmate Diarmuid Connolly put on an impressive display for St Vincents.
Connolly is one of the top footballers in the country, of that there is no doubt. What is less known about the often-controversial figure is that he is also one of the top hurlers in the capital – something he proved again in a recent county championship match.
Playing for St Vincents in their SHC quarter-final tussle with Craobh Chiaráin, Connolly (wearing number 8 with a black helmet) scored 0-03 from midfield as he showed his worth with the small ball.
His first point (at the 2:12 mark of the video below) shows his ability to play the game at pace picking and striking the ball.
This was followed (at 3:08) with a super point from Connolly as the two-time All-Star struck the ball off the stick for a super score to bring his side to within one point.
St Vincents went on to win the game 2-14 to 1-10 and set up a county semi-final berth.
Connolly has had great success for club and county in football and now is just two games away from another title – this time with the small ball. Having won five All-Ireland titles and an incredible ten Leinster SFC titles with Dublin, he is still hungry for medals with his club.
Check out the latest episode of The 16th Man where we discussed all the latest action in the club championships.