Kilkenny Senior Camogie Captain Shelley Farrell says work-rate was the key to their National League title victory against Cork.
Speaking to KCLR Shelley says there is a new level of maturity within the squad.
And added that they didn’t panic when Cork fought back during the 2nd half.
“We really wanted to win it, even with Cork coming back maybe a few years ago we might have paniced, but we just kept picking off our scores so it was great to see the maturity coming in the team.
“I think it’s a good start, hopefully we will go into Leinster now and get a few wins there and then onto the Championship so it’s great to get a few wins and get a bit of confidence in the team.
“The loss last year was heartbreaking so we are trying to aim for Championship,” she said.
Meanwhile Cork Senior Camogie manager Paudie Murray says the sending-off of his sister Aoife was a very poor decision made by the referee.
Speaking to KCLR after the game, Paudie says the referee was inconsistent with his decision making.
“I thought it was a poor decision. I don’t have any issue with the penalty. She (Aoife) did pull I think it was Miriam Walsh down so I don’t have any problem with that, but I think there was a couple of incidents throughout the game.
“I just thought it was a poor decision in the red card there was no question about the penalty, she did pull her down, end of story and I suppose my issue was that I think we certainly had a wing-back that pulled a player down and I think Kilkenny had as well, and there was no red card issued for those two so why was there on issued that time,” he said.