Dublin GAA good enough for double

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Updated: May 11, 2011

Former Dublin star,Ciaran Whelan believes that the county has the ammunition to compete at the top level in both football and hurling in 2011.

In an interview with the Irish Examiner, Whelan said:

“With the population in Dublin, the players are certainly there. What tends to happen is the good guys are good at both and players can only play one game. The day of the dual player is finished. Can Dublin as a county cope with the dual status? I think they can,” he said.

“The hurlers have turned a massive corner and it’s important the footballers gain national success. It’s going to be a tough decision for some players in future years because hurling has made great strides and Dublin invested in hurling eight, nine years ago and they’re getting the rewards.”

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