The St Canice’s Credit Union Kilkenny Senior Hurling League returns this weekend after a two-week break.
It has reached its penultimate round and no team has confirmed their position in the table yet. Dicksboro takes on Mullinavat at 2 o’clock on Saturday afternoon.
Michael Walsh’s team sits top of their group with three wins from their opening three games and star forward Andy Gaffney was complimentary of his side’s style of play and strength in depth when he spoke to KCLR recently.
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“The outfield is just comfortable. They’re all comfortable on the ball. So just let them play their own game and work the ball into us eventually.”
“It’s about playing to their strengths, that’s a good thing. You know if you’re after putting in everything and you’re tired after 40, 50 minutes, you know there’s someone coming in that’s just as good as you.”
“If you’re not hurling well, there is someone on your tail. So it gives you that bit more drive to stay on top of your game and stay working hard during the week as well as on the weekends.”
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Keep up to date on what is happening in the club scene, with The Kilkenny Hurling Podcast. Each week Robbie Dowling and former Blacks and Whites manager Eddie Scally cast their eye over all the action from the weekend’s senior, intermediate, and junior league and championship games as well as looking ahead to the next round of action.
In the fourth episode, we look at the weekend’s fixtures in the senior, intermediate, and junior leagues. Player welfare is also discussed, and we ask the question – Have the development squads been a success for Kilkenny following after claiming silverware at all grades over the weekend?