Kilkenny hurling boss Brian Cody says he wants to focus on the the players and not the events off the pitch.
His side recorded their third Leinster final win in a row with a 5 point victory over Galway in Croke Park.
The build up to the game was dominated by coverage of a handshake between Cody and his former star forward Henry Shefflin.
The two men did embrace following the final but Cody says who is on the sidelines shouldn’t be of any concern.
“All I know is we were playing Galway. I do not consider myself the most important person by a long shot. I only talk about our team, and the opposition players. Who is looking after the opposition team is on no concern whatsoever.”
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Shefflin had his say
Galway hurling boss Henry Shefflin says their Leinster final performance won’t be good enough to progress in the All Ireland series.
The Tribesmen couldn’t stop Kilkenny from recording their third provincial success in a row as the Cats ran out 5 point winners in Croke Park.
Former Kilkenny legend Shefflin says his side will have to use that hurt to drive themselves on for the rest of the year.
“Truthfully If we perform like that against any team, we will not win. We will hurt tonight ( Saturday), hurt tomorrow and then get back onto the training field next week. You need to bring that hurt to the performance, you can talk all you want but you need to perform when that white ball is thrown in.”
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