SITTING in the winners’ dressing-room, not long after beating Waterford, Kilkenny goalkeeper David Herity was still coming to terms that he was heading for an All-Ireland final.
“I can’t believe it, to be honest,” he said. “You always dream of the day that you get into an All-Ireland final - I can’t believe it’s here now. It’s fantastic.”
Typically, the modest netminder was quick to palm the praise off on to his colleagues.
“The lads were unbelievable,” he said. “Even when things weren’t going their way they still weren’t conceding scores. The backs kept in there, while the lads who came into the game - guys like Eddie (Brennan) and Paddy (Hogan) - tacked on points to keep us going. But to get back to a final again, even after losing last year is great. Things were a bit down after the League final, but to have everyone lift it (their game) again has been brilliant.”
See this week’s Kilkenny People for full coverage of Sunday’s All-Ireland semi-final win