Jason Flynn was a minor hurler with Galway back in 2012 when Kilkenny defeated the Tribesmen 3-22 to 3-11 in the hurling final replay.
Three years on and he has very much established himself as a key part of Galway’s offence.
“I was up there both days, the minor and the replay as well. I was a bag of nerves that day up in the hogan stand, more nervous than most of the players. Watching out there that day, you look, you say to yourself I’d love to be out there and hopefully in a year or two comes (sic) you’d love to be out there with them.”
While Joe Canning has been getting the lions share of big scores in Galway in recent times, Flynn and Cathal Mannion have come into the fold and pose a big scoring threat for Kilkenny this weekend, but he’s taking it all in his stride.
“Any six forwards that go out there on any given day, you want to be on the score sheet, you want to do well for the team and that’s what we want to do – do well for the team.”
“Kilkenny really have set the benchmark for the last few years; any day you get to go out and mark the likes of Paul Murphy and these guys and any of the back that Kilkenny have, you look forward to the challenge”.
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