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Vincent Hogan: Blue 'murder' is swift and brutal

Published 04/07/2011 | 05:00

No priest required then. They didn't press their noses against the wire mesh of a confessional, seeking final absolution. Kilkenny just unloaded themselves of loud, martyred sighs, opened their shoulders and hurled.

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And, maybe, that's their measure. Not so much what they win as how they do it.

Ordinarily, we see the Bob O'Keeffe taken home like it's a nice cake bought at a church social. But this was different. This demanded a level of engagement Kilkenny normally reserve only for teams who get beneath their skin. Which tells you how far Dublin have travelled.

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