Kilkenny Intermediate manager Anthony McCormack says that All-Irelands are won with the work that is done on the training field.
Speaking to KCLR after yesterday’s All-Ireland Final victory over Cork, Anthony says the experience of Niall Doherty was a major help to the young squad.
“When you have so many young lads, you need a few older lads there to step up and he showed them the way in fairness to him.
“We had 32 guys in training the whole time and in fairness to them like, only 24 can be named on the panel which is a shame but like the other 8 that weren’t named on the panel, they played a huge part in this because training has been very competitive.
“Matches have been very competitive and without that, you don’t win matches and All-Irelands aren’t won in Croke Park or Pairc Ui Chaoimh or where-ever it may be, they are won on the training field and unless lads put the effort in there, they won’t get the rewards but in fairness, proper order for what they did,” he said.