Having had last weekend off with thanks to referee woes, Kilkenny travel to Suttonians this Saturday in Division 1A of the Leinster League chasing their first away win of the season.
While they have a game in hand until next week they also have form on their side for the trip to the Dublin side, having beaten them at Foulkstown in October this year while the Dublin club have yet to pick up a win in eight games in the league.
It’s an important game for both sides – Suttonians would surely want to end the calendar year on a high for their final game of 2015 while Kilkenny could both do with a boost ahead of the visit of Monkstown next weekend, plus the points will go a long way towards ensuring the Foulkstown men avoid relegation.
“We’re going up there with no false hopes – we just want to get the job done and get a bit of space between ourselves and the two bottom teams. There is a division coming in the table now where the top two or three teams are starting to go away and the bottom section is looking a bit packed as well so we just want to get a few more points on the board.”
Michael O’Leary has been speaking to Pakie Hennebry ahead of the game who had the following to offer – click play below to get started.
When the sides last met in October, it was Suttonians who lead at the break 18-15 before Kilkenny rallied with a bundle of tries to run out 53-23 winners in stark contrast to their second half performances this season. That, coupled with the lack of victories on the road are two of the biggest things Kilkenny need to address heading into the winter break, particularly with the Provincial Towns Cup on the horizon.