This Sunday KCLR head to Croke Park once again, this time for the Leinster Final between Kilkenny and Galway.
Of course, it pits former teammates Derek Lyng and Henry Shefflin against each other, with both managers trying to win their first piece of silverware with each county.
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Speaking to KCLR about the encounter, former Kilkenny star Michael Fennelly says both managers need to win the Bob O’Keeffe Cup;
“Galway may have felt that they didn’t turn up last year, but I think Kilkenny got their tactics right that year, to be honest, and they got their game plan right and they targeted Galway’s key players.”
It’s Henry’s second year now and you know he’ll be looking for silverware. The Leinster final obviously is that first one that he’d like to have in the cabinet. So he’ll need this.
“And same with Derek, Kilkenny won the last three in a row. Derek’s first year now in charge nd again he’ll want to keep that momentum going and keep that winning kind of mentality going like. So I think there is a lot on the line for both managers without a doubt.”
That game will be brought to you with thanks to Laharts with analysis thanks to Gerry Comerford Drilling.
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Michael also spoke with us also in relation to his upcoming role within Kilkenny GAA where he will be assisting with developing younger hurlers and also spoke on the upcoming coaching workshop being held by Kilkenny GAA.
You can listen to the full interview below on Scoreline Extra: