Lar Corbett: 2012 -- year of the Cats, but Canning's goal also a winner
ANOTHER inter-county season has come to an end and, with it, a familiar result. For the sixth time in seven seasons, Kilkenny deservedly grabbed hold of the Liam MacCarthy Cup. For that reason, there is no debate that they are the Team of the Year for 2012. There can be no arguments.
Kilkenny won the National League convincingly, again bringing in new players who matched up to the standards required.
Come championship time, they hammered Dublin, Tipp and Limerick. They didn't have it all their own way in the three games against Galway, but last Sunday proved that they are still the team to beat. So there is no doubt -- Kilkenny are the team of the year.