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Vincent Hogan: Deadly Cats dispel talk of their demise

Kilkenny 1-26 Wexford 1-15

Published 13/06/2011 | 05:00

Colin Fennelly has eyes only for the ball as he tries to get away from Keith Rossiter. Photo: Sportsfile
Colin Fennelly has eyes only for the ball as he tries to get away from Keith Rossiter. Photo: Sportsfile

THE sounds ricocheting around Wexford Park were of pennies dropping, heavy as anvils.

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After all the worry that had begun to circle Kilkenny, their authority seeped into everything now. "In my book, they're a sore team, a hungry team," sighed Colm Bonnar from pitch-side, his players re-acquainted with the coldest of reality.

All that giddiness about U-21s and the arrival of big fish to a small provincial pond had evaporated in the wan sunlight. Winning is the enduring rhythm of a Kilkenny summer and, after their mildly turbulent spring, this was a restatement of old convictions.

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