They didn’t have him in the Leinster final but they had him on the field today and he made all the difference. With a point in either half, Michael Fennelly but in a performance described by Brendan Hennessy as “trying to stop the Tullow tank with a pea shooter”.
The Ballyhale Shamrocks man owned the middle of the park for Kilkenny in the second half, making a massive contribution to Kilkenny’s turnaround.
Having gone in at the break 3 points down, Kilkenny completely outscored Galway in the second half, shutting down the midfield and half forward line, throttling Joe Canning and “hunting in packs” to run out 1-22 to 1-18 winners, the late Galway goal a consolation for Galway inside injury time.
Congratulations to Claire Maher, Freshford who had picked Michael Fennelly as her own man of the match alongside that of Michael Walsh and Brendan Hennessy.
Claire wins a hamper of Countrystyle Foods goods valued at €100 as part of our Man Of The Match textline competition.