After Kilkenny’s defeat to Wexford last weekend, many people online were wondering why Padraig Walsh was only brought on after the 67th minute.
Including former Kilkenny All-Star and All Ireland Winner Jackie Tyrell.
The Village man was a recent guest on RTE’s GAA Podcast and expressed shock at the late introduction of Padraig Walsh, wondering if he was injured ;
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“Pádraig Walsh came on in the 67th minute. I actually thought he was injured cause he wasn’t on. I was like ‘Brian is after dropping him.’
“Because the pressure was coming on in the second half, I said we’re going to see Pádraig. He must have been injured, he must have done something in the warm-up. Next thing, 67th minute, I look up and Pádraig’s coming on.
“I was like, what’s that all about? It was so, so strange,”
“Walter (Walter Walsh) and Padraig are so pivotal on the half-forward line and they’re not really firing for us at the minute so we’re probably going into the Leinster final having never been so uncertain of where we are, our best team, of what our midfield looks like.”
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Now in his post-match discussion with the press manager Brian Cody did respond affirmatively when asked if Walsh was feeling the effects of an injury ;
“There was a slight bit of injury, but a lot of fellas have those types of injuries.”
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Listen back to the full post-match interview with Scoreline Extra below :