Kilkenny defeated Antrim in the Electric Minor Championship in the GAA National Games Development Centre on Saturday last to guarantee a Quarter Final at the least in this year’s Leinster competition
The young cats had a very comfortable 2-21 to 1-8 Victory over the Saffrons on Saturday in Abbottstown, Antrim played well for the first fifteen minutes and played with a sweeper which took Kilkenny a while to get to grips with it, but when they did they dominated the game. Kilkenny went into the break 0-11 to 1-2 ahead and that lead would not be relinquished in the second half.
“We were kind of giving them an outlet for the puck outs and we said lets just push up and see what happens in terms of will they go long and how we’d deal with the long ball and we dealt very well with the long ball, half back line was stond under the ball and we got under the breaks, we started to win back momentum in many way and took it from there. Very happy and happy to get a wide spread of scores as well”.
“We’re trying to play to our strenghts, the lads are able to move, we’ve got greta pace, when lads carry the ball thungs happen and they’re opening up gaps in the opposition team and to be honest there was times there when maybe we could have scored a few more scores and a few goals from those overlaps that were created”.
“We are under no illusions, Kilkenny and Galway pleayed each other in an U16 development squad match last August and the score was something crazy in favour of Galway. We’ll find out very very quickly where we are at now, we feel we have made great strides the lads have put a super effort in there a great bunch of lads, brilliant attitude and they want to learn ebery day they go out”.
“We’ll do lots of learning next Friday and we look forward to it,we are guaranteed a quarter-final place now, badsically the winner of the match on Friday will top the group and go straight to the semi-final, both teams are still in the competition but I’d imgainew both teams will want to go and win it next Friday”.