Dublin hurler David Treacy anticipates one of the most competitive Leinster senior hurling championships this summer.
Ger Cunningham's Dubs face Galway in Tullamore on Sunday, May 28 and their total focus is on that now following last Sunday's relegation play-off defeat to Clare in Ennis.
"It’s certainly going to be one of the most competitive years ever.
“The strides that Wexford have made this year. Kilkenny – if you’re writing them off, I think that’s a foolish thing to do.
"Galway playing well again at the weekend, it’s nicely poised. It’s up to us to prepare for Galway. It’s a really, really big task, getting our heads around that massive challenge.”
Despite Dublin's inconsistent form in the recent league the Cuala man is optimistic that Dublin can be among the All-Ireland contenders this summer.
“That’s always been my motivation. I suppose it’s the one stone left unturned for us. We still have a good bit to go. We’re not a million miles away.
“We’re hoping, with seven or eight Cuala lads playing for Dublin, that we can bring that on to invigorate the Dublin team and hopefully take us to the next step.”