Vincent Hogan: Deadly Cats dispel talk of their demise
Kilkenny 1-26 Wexford 1-15
Published 13/06/2011 | 05:00
THE sounds ricocheting around Wexford Park were of pennies dropping, heavy as anvils.
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.