Once a hurler
gets in range, he makes the choice of whether to shoot for a goal, which involves hitting the ball into a net guarded by a goalie, for three points, or opting to go for a point, which is a shot over two posts that resemble a field goal in American football.
"There's been a great mood in the county all week and hopefully some of the support from the hurlers
will drip our way against Limerick.
Last summer the hurlers
were beaten by Clare in the quarter-finals while the footballers were whipped by today's opponents Kerry in the quarter-final.
"It was great to sit back and watch the hurlers
win their title.
Former Dublin hurler
Mark Schutte, also of Cuala, has been a peripheral member of the county football panel for the past two campaigns and may be a more realistic target.
And back then it was only by virtue of the fact that the footballers' defeat to Tipperary was scheduled seven days after the hurlers
lost out to Limerick, with no second chance available to either at the time.
"I'm sure his priority is now to keep his position because there's a lot of guys looking for that position in Dublin football!" Only four members of the triumphant Cuala set-up are joining the Dublin hurlers
with main target Mark Schutte also attempting to get on the football panel.
"I'd still follow Dublin hurlers
, but if there's any way I can help out with the local club hurlers
, I'll do that and I still love togging out with the club because it's something new and something fresh.
And while many Mayo fans have been puzzled by the fact Higgins was released by Rochford to line out with the county's hurlers
, Brady strongly believes the Ballyhaunis man's absence from football action could actually prove a factor in his favour.
Another, Steven O'Brien, defected to the hurlers
for two years but is now back with Liam Kearns's football panel after struggling to make real inroads.
Having being crowned Hurler
of the Year in 2016, Waterford starlet Gleeson didn't quite scale the same heights last year with his Championship campaign bookended by underwhelming displays against Cork and Galway.
' All-Ireland famine is far greater, though, with the county not having won the Liam MacCarthy Cup since 1938.
Connolly, who famously captained Galway's 1980 All-Ireland winning team, said he struggled to deal with the stigma that was attached to the county's hurlers
after six final defeats since 1988.
Former GAA president Nickey Brennan managed both the Kilkenny hurlers
and footballers, while Liam Griffin and Tony Dempsey took charge of the Wexford footballers before achieving e ballers, nd arge ers greater notoriety with their hurlers
COLM COLLINS is hoping to match the achievement of Clare's hurlers
by reaching the provincial final with a first win over Kerry in his time in charge.