While we had five live games in the senior grade last weekend, the Kilkenny Intermediate hurling league also got underway on Friday night.
Blacks and Whites’ return to the grade could not have gone any better as they came out on top by 1-6 to 0-16 over O’Loughlin Gaels.
Speaking to KCLR after that game, new Blacks and Whites manager David Guiney said that he was excited to see where his team end up this season.
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“There’s great competition for places on the team and that makes our job an awful a lot easier. Harder in one way, but easier in another.”
“We know when we do bring guys in that they’re going to make a difference when they come in and that’s what they did. Well done to them it was not an easy job.”
“It’s about building confidence and building for the future for Skeough. Today was just one day on that journey somewhere else. We’re hoping that we will go somewhere else and be as competitive in all our games and try and stay up intermediate to get that standard as a default in the club.”
Blacks and Whites next test comes in the form of Dunnamaggin on Sunday, with that match throwing in at 2 pm in Inistioge.
Listen to the first episode of The Kilkenny Hurling Podcast, breaking down the opening weekend of the Kilkenny senior, intermediate, and junior hurling leagues.