Kilkenny know that are underdogs heading into the All Ireland Senior Hurling final clash with Limerick.
That is according to Cats manager Brian Cody who was speaking to Scoreline last night at the Kilkenny GAA Pre-All-Ireland Press Event.
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All though he admits they are underdogs, he said it would change nothing even if they were favorites.
“The players know that we are underdogs, and they understand the enormity of the task, because it is enormous, that is the reality of it.”
“If we were favorites, that would not change anything. You go out, take on the challenge, the game will be played Sunday week in Croke Park. Everything else goes out the window. What people thought, or what people did beforehand or afterward does not come into it. It is what happens during those 74 or 75 minutes.”
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When was the last time Kilkenny were regarded as underdogs heading into an All Ireland final? What happened that day? Kilkenny outclassed Cork 1-16 to 1-13 in front of 82,275 Croke Park Spectators. Can the elation on that day be felt again in the Marble City?
Cody is on the edge of his 17th final in 24 years, with 11 titles in his back pocket all ready. Can he mastermind his first victory at this stage in seven years. After all, he previously ended a seven year drought before.
The full interview with Brian Cody will be aired on Scoreline this Saturday after 2pm. Text 0833069696 during the show to have your opinion heard.