Well, it was a fine spectacle as nearly 15,000 fans packed out UPMC Nowlan Park for the Leinster Championship clash of Kilkenny versus Galway.
Derek Lyng’s charges opened their provincial campaign with a comfortable defeat of Westmeath last weekend, while Henry Shefflin witnessed his Galway side come from behind to dispatch of Wexford.
Read full match report: Late McLoughlin point earns Galway a draw in thrilling affair with Kilkenny
At half-time, it was all square at 1-13 to 16 points at half-time with Brian Concannon grabbing the goal early on for the visitors at Nowlan Park.
In the end, it finished up Galway 1-25 to Kilkenny’s 28-points after Declan McLoughlin scored a late equalizer on his championship to rescue a point for the Tribesmen.
Speaking after the game, Galway boss Henry Shefflin reserved praise for his former side;
“They probably figured out our puck-outs a little bit, they got on top of the half backline, and in that middle third they really dominated.”
“They are so strong in the air, any of those aerial duels if they were not winning they were very dangerous off it. I thought we were a bit sloppy with the ball, every time we turned it over it was in a central zone and Kilkenny punished us then.”
“We are probably happy to get the point, at half time we were in a very good position and did not finish it out. So that is something to work on. Some of our wides in the second half, I would not be happy with as there were players in better positions.”
Elsewhere in the Leinster Championship, Wexford picked up their first win with a 1-30 to 1-26 defeat of Antrim at Wexford Park. Dublin had too much for Westmeath, winning by 2-23 to 1-14.
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