As we approach the end of 2015, we’re looking back at one of the most enjoyable mini series we’ve run on air in Kittens To Cats.
If you missed it earlier this year, the run-in to the 2015 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Final between Kilkenny and Galway was marked by Kittens To Cats, an on-air and online series in which we pitted the six senior hurling retirees of 2014/15 from Kilkenny against junior members of their home club – and in some cases, family.
Our thanks again to David Herity, Taggy Fogarty, JJ Delaney, Brian Hogan, Tommy Walsh and Henry Shefflin for getting involved and being such good sports about it.
Granted, we didn’t make up or set the questions to hats off to Darragh Lyons, Cormac Joyce, Cathal Phelan, Ruairi Hanrahan, Tommy Holmes and Sadhbh Shefflin for their grilling of their hurling heroes.
Emeralds clubman and multiple All-Ireland winner Aidan ‘Taggy’ Fogarty met his match in Cormac Joyce in the second of our Kittens To Cats features.
JJ Delaney vs Cathal Phelan
Once he got through his hurling questions and pried the career of JJ Delaney open, Cathal Phelan had only one mystery that needed solving. Was Joe Canning doing a line with “the blonde one” on Sky Sports?
Brian Hogan vs Ruairi Hanrahan
Brian Hogan was gunning for a county medal in September and it almost went his way with O’Loughlin Gaels only for his brother Keith to lift the cup for Clara in November. How did he get on in the studio at All-Ireland time?