It was heart on the sleeve stuff. Only one goal in it. That was what junior hurling is all about.
It was a spectacular performance from 20 year old Ryan Murphy, who grabbed himself ten points, was a sight to behold on such a wet field. Speaking to Scoreline after the game, he outlined the belief he always had in his side;
“I was hurling with an incredible bunch of men. When you have lads like that behind you, it is hard not to hurl well. I have been hurling with these men since I was a baby in nappies and it is incredible to be winning county finals with them now.”
“Not many people know this but I said to Senan Doyle, when we started three years ago, we got knocked out in the quarter final, I said give us three years and we would be up winning county finals. I said it after the match to Senan, “I told you three years”. It is incredible.”
Outgoing Kilkenny gaa chairman, Jimmy Walsh, who is a proud Windgap man had to hand over the title to captain Paul Murphy, which he did so graciously. On the podium Paul gave special praise to the manager Eddie Scally
“He came to us four years ago, and he asked us where do you want this club to be? We told him back in Nowlan Park and Eddie here we are!”