The fallout from Sunday’s All-Ireland final is continuing today.
It wasn’t to be for Kilkenny as the 2023 season finished the same way as 2022, with an All-Ireland final defeat to Limerick.
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It means Kilkenny’s wait for an All-Ireland title still stretches back to 2015.
Speaking to KCLR, nine-time All Ireland winner JJ Delaney said that it will be difficult for any team to stop five-in-a-row chasing Limerick next year.
“You’re looking for chinks of armor in them and it doesn’t seem to be there at the moment. Looking next year, it’s a completely different year there, this year is done and dusted.”
“Every county left will have to go back to the drawing board and they’ll always have Limerick in their minds because you’re going to have to beat them along the way somewhere if you want to win an All-Ireland. So it’s a huge challenge for every team out there at the moment.”
“You would have to admire the lads (Kilkenny), they did well to get there. A Leinster title in the bag and get to an All-Ireland final as well. They just met a phenomenal team. They will probably have a better team next year with Sean Finn and Declan Hannon back. How many are they going to win in a row? That is the next question”
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