The reality is that Kilkenny must improve

KILKENNY may have all but wiped the floor with Dublin and looked like a million dollar team, but they will have to improve if they are to progress in the championship, writes John Knox.

KILKENNY may have all but wiped the floor with Dublin and looked like a million dollar team, but they will have to improve if they are to progress in the championship, writes John Knox.

Each new day in the championship brings a new and greater challenge, and the Cats will have to up their game again if they are to beat Galway in the Leinster senior hurling final in Croke Park on July 8.

“That is the way of sport,” suggested satisfied Kilkenny manager, Brian Cody, when he looked up the road following the commanding 2-21 to 0-9 demolition of Dublin in Portlaois. “Every day you go out you try and improve on the one before. That is what we will have to do.”

How do you step up on that performance, one asked.

“You work hard in training,” came the swift reply. “We will need to.

See Kilkenny People this week.