Tipperary Minor Hurling manager Tommy Dunne says Kilkenny’s performance against Limerick last Saturday indicates they will be very strong when the two counties clash in Sunday’s All-Ireland Minor Hurling Semi-Final.
Speaking to KCLR, Tommy says that Kilkenny have proven they have character having bounced back after two consecutive defeats.
“They had a match the previous weekend against Galway who have a fine team also. They showed a lot of character to bounce back from the Galway defeat with a strong performance against Limerick. Limerick are a very fine side as we know”, says Dune.
“They beat us early in the year and we beat them by a few points in the Munster Final so Kilkenny are always dangerous and they are never down for too long.”
“They have some very very good players as we all know so I expect them to be very strong on Sunday and their performance against Limerick indicates that they will be very strong so it will be a tough ask for Tipp for sure”.
Tipperary have had a few weeks off competitive action since the Munster final, but Dunne says his side’s preparations overall have been “pretty good”.
“We got a good few club games for the lads, then we went ramping up the intensity in training for the past two weeks to get ready for Sunday.”
Have a listen to the interview in full below as Dunne speaks with KCLR’s Michael O’Leary.
Kilkenny and Tipperary throw in at 1.30pm in Croke Park ahead of the senior hurling semi-final meeting of Cork and Limerick. We’ll have full coverage of the game on air, online and in the all new KCLR app from 1.20pm this Sunday afternoon.