Kilkenny Senior Hurling manager Brian Cody says they are happy not to have a game this weekend as they turn their attention to their final round robin game at home to Wexford the weekend after.
Speaking to KCLR after Sunday’s game, Brian says they have a huge battle on their hands ahead of them.
“Ah yeah, we would be happy that we don’t have a game next weekend. We have that break and get ready for the following weekend, but like I mean it’s going to be a huge challenge as well, a huge battle as well and I think Galway play Wexford next weekend and that’s going to be a serious game.
“We know we have a lot to work to do to get ready for it. When the lads go out on that field, they have to be able to compete with whatever is out there so I mean, it’s tough, it’s hard and it’s Inter-County Hurling and that’s the standard they want to play at and that’s the standard that’s required,” he said.
Meanwhile Galway Senior Hurling manager Micheal Donoghue says their work-rate had to be high to overcome Kilkenny in yesterday’s Leinster Senior Championship game in Salthill.
“The last few weeks have gone really well for us in training and we are very mindful, this is just game two of four.
We have a big two weeks now ahead of us again so the attitude and application to training to date has gone really well and it was evident with the size of the crowd what it meant to the supporters and these boys built up a massive connection with the supporters.
“I think we worked hard and we knew coming into the game we were up against formidable opposition, they worked equally hard so it was a robust physical game at times, but thankfully our boys just came out on top,” he concluded.