Walsh urges Kerry to take backdoor chance

KERRY coach Joe Walsh hopes his side can build on Wednesday night’s performance in the Munster MHC quarter-final against Limerick, when they face Clare in tonight’s backdoor play-off (Cusack Park, Ennis, 6.30pm).

He said: “We’re delighted to get another chance. The lads were disappointed Wednesday, and ultimately the two goals cost us.

“We were down by six at half-time but just as we got the situation under control in the second-half, we conceded the second goal. But we were delighted at how well we competed and it justified our decision to play in the Munster minor championship this year.

“And it’s great that it’s not just one game and we’re finished. The big thing is that these lads are starting to be exposed to this level of hurling regularly. The Harty Cup before Christmas was a big help. Then being involved in the Cork minor league meant we’d two really good matches against Newtownshandrum and Midleton.”

Kerry hope the likes of Ben Brosnan, Padraig Boyle and Shane Dunne can lead the way for them again. Clare will be pinning their hopes on Noel Purcell, Padraig Collins and Niall Arthur. The winners advance to face Tipperary on Wednesday night for the right to play Waterford in the Munster semi-final.

There is also minor hurling action in Leinster this afternoon with four games down for decision.

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