“It is nice to get of course, after a hard year. We have bigger plans though as a group, it is always nice but I would not dwell too much on it either.”
Kilkenny failed to qualify for the league final despite being unbeaten in the competition. It was the scoring difference in the end that undone them, and we had to find out how frustrated the camp felt after missing out on such a small margin;
“We weren’t going as well as we could. Going down to play Cork we did not really know where we stood after the first few matches. We were happy to get the draw on the day, obviously, they went through.
“We are just going to focus on the Leinster Championship next. We got to the league final last year and won it and then the year as a whole didn’t go well as planned. We have bigger things ahead hopefully.”
The weather did play a part in some missed scores on the day versus Cork. As Kilkenny’s free-taker a lot of responsibility falls on the shoulders of Gaule, however, she was quick to dismiss the responsibility as a burden;
“Obviously, you have bad days. The day against Cork was a difficult day for a free-taker, but it can bring you into a game as well.”
Listen back to the full interview below on Scoreline Extra where Denise discusses a whole host of topics including the upcoming championshipand her dalliance with Tipperary football and the Munster championship.