James Stephens forward Eoin Larkin says it’s important to take the positives from a disappointing League campaign despite losing 4 out of their 5 games.
Speaking to KCLR ahead of Sunday’s Senior Quarter-Final against Carrickshock, Eoin says they were very much in contention in the games that they lost.
“They came up from Intermediate, but you can see from very early on, they weren’t happy with just staying up Senior, they wanted to really push on and they really have done that so they are in a very good place as well so we will have to be on our top game on Sunday morning if we are to try and overcome that.
“If you go back and look back through most of the games, certainly we were in winning positions a good few of the games, maybe two or three of them and won one. I suppose if you look back on it overall, we would be disappointed with it but we were there or thereabouts in most of the games so you have to take the positives going into the Championship so that’s what we will be doing,” said Eoin.
On a different note Larkin is confident that Brian Cody is the still the right man to lead Kilkenny forward.
“We have all seen him build Kilkenny teams in a short space of time and I am sure next year coming won’t be any different and that’s the challenge he really loves that Brian is the master of building teams out of nothing.
“I am really looking forward to seeing what comes out next year with Kilkenny and there are good Under-21s coming, there are good Minors coming and it’s really about gelling all that together and Brian is the master of doing that, and I would have no doubt about Brian doing that in the next, maybe not next year but in the next two or three years,” he concluded.