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.
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.