Former Wexford Hurler Des Mythen Pinpoints The Wexford Defender To Stop Dublin’s Donal Burke

There’s a lot of excitement building ahead of the next round of the Leinster Hurling Championship…

Wexford will play Dublin in Croke Park this Saturday and both teams need a win to keep their Leinster Championship hopes alive.

One of the key men for Dublin is their attacker and free-taker, Dónal Burke.

Former Wexford hurler, and current Oylegate-Glenbrien manager, Des Mythen was one of this week’s guest on the Wexford Hurling Podcast, hosted by Ben Bernie and Garry Doran. He pinpointed one Wexford defender to stop him having such a strong influence over the game.

“We need to cut down on the frees. The big thing against Dublin is to stop Dónal Burke anyway. That’s number one. I think Shane Reck is the man for Dónal Burke. Reck has a tendency not to foul; I think if we stop the frees, we stop a lot of scores from Dublin as well,” Mythen said.

Burke has been in flying form for the Dubs this year. He’ll take a lot of stopping, but perhaps Mythen is right here. Reck will have the speed to keep up with Burke, and ensuring no fouls are given away for the accurate Burke will be key too.

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