Kilkenny Minor Hurling manager Richie Mulrooney says they are performing a lot better now than what they were when they lost to Galway about a month ago.
Speaking to KCLR ahead of Sunday’s All-Ireland Minor Final, Richie says their last two matches against Limerick and Tipp were their best performances of the year.
“I would think that the performance against Limerick was as good a performance as we could have given on any day this year.
“Against Tipperary, while we only won by two points in the end, we had 30 scoring chances, they had 18 and while we didn’t score them, we would be very very happy with how the lads played in that match.
“We are delighted with the lads and just thrilled to be in the final and we realize how good Galway are because we played them in Semple Stadium and I think that we are playing better than we did back then and we are just looking forward to the challenge that is ahead of us.”
Mulrooney also says they don’t see themselves in the role of underdogs for the All-Ireland showdown.
Speaking to KCLR, Richie says they have at least a 50-50 chance.
“When you go into any match as underdogs and they are warm favorites for this match, there is a little bit less pressure on you, but at the same time, there is a huge motivation to put in a big performance and do ourselves justice and everybody in our camp see this match as completely 50-50.
“We don’t see ourselves in the role of underdogs or that we are just going up to take part, we are really looking forward to this,” he said.
We are live from Croke Park for this game at 1pm Sunday.