Kilkenny hurling manager Brian Cody says he “doesn’t have the answers” to the ongoing fixture problems which have led to the formation of the Club Players Association (CPA), but says he has never asked the Kilkenny County Board to change a fixture in his time as Cats boss.
Five years of failure clearly didn’t sit well with Tipperary but the task facing Michael Ryan and his squad as they digest the consequences of Sunday’s epic and epochal All-Ireland final defeat of Kilkenny is how to deal with such a victory.
Bubbles wasn’t the only one waylaid by adrenalin yesterday. Michael Ryan doesn’t give off the impression of a man who deals in f-bombs although there was no microphone under the Tipperary manager’s nose when the final whistle shrilled and he danced a jig with his three selectors.
Tipperary 2-29 Kilkenny 2-20: Just how “bloody arrogant” can you get? On the Irish Examiner podcast this past week, former Offaly hurler Daithí Regan mentioned how Tipperary aren’t lacking in the confidence department. After being under Kilkenny’s thumb these last five seasons, they had been given every reason to keep their optimism in check but then they produce a meteoric performance like this and combust any sense of inferiority. Indian sign? What Indian sign?
Open fires can cause breathing difficulties for people with asthma and respiratory problems, according to the Irish Asthma Society. The comments come after it emerged the most recent building regulations actively discourage homeowners from installing open fireplaces.
Kilkenny’s former All-Ireland winning captain Eddie O’Connor has openly questioned Tipperary’s “bottle” ahead of Sunday’s Allianz Hurling League Division 1A crunch between the counties at Nowlan Park.