"He refuses to lose in anything"

January 10, 2019

Dublin manager Mattie Kenny. ©INPHO/Laszlo Geczo.

Dublin forward David Treacy says manager Mattie Kenny will know Galway “have a point to prove” in Sunday’s Walsh Cup semi-final at Parnell Park.

This weekend’s clash in the capital will mark the Tribesmen’s first competitive outing since last year’s All-Ireland final defeat to Limerick and Treacy knows that Kenny will not want to go down to his native county.

“He doesn’t want to lose any game,” Treacy told The Irish Times. “We’d be playing him in golf and he refuses to lose in anything. He’s just that sort of personality.

“And this one especially. He knows, he’s obviously living up there, Galway have a point to prove. It’s their first outing. So it’s a case of they’ll want to start off hitting the ground running. And he’s obviously heard what he’s heard up there.

“So it’s about trying to win every game and trying to get good tests at this time of year and gives him an opportunity to play everyone. You’ve seen he’s played 33 or 34 players in the Walsh Cup so far and he’s kind of trying to make sure he’s giving everyone a chance.”

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