The Allianz National Hurling League kicked off in earnest for Kilkenny as they played host to Wexford in a highly-anticipated clash in Division 1A.
The encounter ended in a hard-fought draw, with both teams displaying their prowess in a closely contested battle that concluded with a final score of 2-16 to 2-16.
Derek Lyng, at the helm of Kilkenny’s side, expressed a sense of frustration following the nail-biting draw. Reflecting on the match, Lyng noted, “It was competitive, I suppose. You have a free, at the end just to get over the line. In fairness to Billy, he was after going to scoring the two penalties that he took very well. So overall, maybe it was a fair result. I’m disappointed obviously we didn’t get the win. I’m just a little bit frustrated, in terms of coughing up some of the scores that we did, but I’m conscious that it’s seriously early days. We’ll be hoping that that aspect of it improves.”
Billy Drennan showcased his skill by successfully converting two penalties during the match, contributing significantly to Kilkenny’s final tally.
Looking ahead, the Cats are set for a challenging road trip to Supervalu Páirc Uí Chaoimh on Saturday night, where they will face Cork at half-past 7. This fixture promises to be another intense battle, and fans can catch all the action live on KCLR.
Derek Lyng and his team are determined to regroup and make a strong statement in their upcoming clash with Cork, aiming to secure a vital victory in the Allianz National Hurling League. The early stages of the league provide teams with an opportunity to test players and build momentum, and Kilkenny is no exception as they strive for success in the 2024 season.
It’s worth noting that KCLR remains the exclusive destination for fans to follow all of Kilkenny’s games throughout the Allianz National Hurling League, Leinster Championship, and All-Ireland series in 2024.
As the season unfolds, Kilkenny supporters can rely on KCLR to bring them closer to the action and keep them updated on the Cats’ journey through the various competitions. You can also stay updated by listening to our Kilkenny Hurling Podcast.