The Dublin hurlers suffered relegation to Division 1B of the Allianz League last week, with defeat to Clare in their relegation playoff in Ennis.
The Boys in Blue had a disappointing campaign, losing five of their six games.
However, there were plenty of positives to take from the campaign, despite the relegation.
Dubs forward Niall McMorrow spoke this week of the optimism in the camp, after Ger Cunningham introduced several young players during the league campaign.
While the reintroduction of the Cuala contingent to the panel, after their All-Ireland win last month, will also be a boost to the camp.
Former Dublin manager Humphrey Kelleher has been critical in the past of Cunningham’s decision to introduce youngsters to the panel, at the expense of some experienced players.
Kelleher spoke to 98FM’s Derek Ryan on Now That’s What I call Sport earlier about the relegation and the state of hurling in the city at the moment: