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This time last year Kilkenny was gripped by the hype that surrounded the county’s drive for five.
It was mixed fortunes for Kilkenny hurling last weekend. The county side got off to the best possible start in the league when they proved too strong for All-Ireland champions Tipperary. While on Sunday both John Lockes of Callan and Dicksboro saw their All-Ireland aspirations go up in smoke against their Cork counterparts.
Last Sunday Tipp took to the game like a team possessed. They hurled out of their skin in front of a crowd of 81,765. Kilkenny on the otherhand looked a little tired and with the recent bad luck with injuries it was always going to be an uphill battle.
Last Sunday’s classic quarter final clash between Tipperary and Galway enhanced the notion that the real hurling doesn't swing into action until all the back doors have been closed. This is the game we have been waiting for to finally ignite the year.
“There is a very thin line between winning and losing,” said a shattered McIntyre after the final whistle.
The Galway senior hurlers will have it all to do next Sunday at 4pm in Croke Park when they take on Tipperary in the All-Ireland quarter-final.
It was a fabulous night for the Kilkenny hurlers on Friday last as they dominated the All Stars, picking up nine awards for the team selection and the tenth award - ‘Player of the Year’ going to the deserving Eoin Larkin. Speaking to Eoin after the banquet he told me he was absolutely thrilled with the award, and was delighted that all his hard work and dedication had helped.
The Cats dominated and cleaned up in the Vodafone GAA All-Stars last month and now it looks like the honours will also go their way in this year’s Gaelic Player Awards.
In a feast of hurling that saw National League holders Tipperary and