Kilkenny manager Brian Dowling says he would love if the players were allowed to bring some family members to Croke Park tomorrow to watch the game.
It’s been a topic of discussion over the past few weeks with the gaa only recently deciding to allow all the panel members to be at games.
Brian says Croke Park can hold over 82,000 people so space would’nt be an issue but it’s highly unlikely that more people will be let in given the times we live in.
“They would give absolutely anything to be in Croke Park on Saturday” he said.
“I couldn’t imagine what it’s like for parent or partner to be sitting at home shouting in front of the tv, and not being part of an all Ireland experience”.
“I’m sure Galway would agree with us, Croke Park with 82,000 people, you would imagine they could come up with something, I understand the way everything is going we have to be very careful but I’m sure it could be managed in a controlled way, it’s something i’d love to see happening, it would be a lift to the girls” said Brian.
Meanwhile Galway manager Cathal Murray says last year counts for nothing in tomorrows All Ireland final against Kilkenny.
He’s expecting it to be a tight game.
“It should be yes, they’ve a new management team, they’ve got Tommy Shefflin in, Philip Larkin and Pat O’Neill in the back so a lot of experience there” he said.
“Tommy Shefflin is well known in camogie circles with WIT, I’m sure they’ll be confident, they had a great win the semi final over Cork”
“For me, last year isn’t going to matter too much, it’s a new year, they’ve a lot of different players, we’ve a lot of different players, it just depends who performs the best on the day and we’re hoping that we perform well and if we do we think we’ve a great chance” said Cathal.