Saturday 20 January 2018

Letters: Flawless teams like Kilkenny are a rare and wonderful thing

Kilkenny's Henry Shefflin lifts the Liam McCarthy Cup to claim his tenth All Ireland after victory over Tipperary in the All Ireland Final Replay at Croke Park. Photo: Damien Eagers
Kilkenny's Henry Shefflin lifts the Liam McCarthy Cup to claim his tenth All Ireland after victory over Tipperary in the All Ireland Final Replay at Croke Park. Photo: Damien Eagers
Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

The Irish, like the English, have a fine sympathy for the underdog, but believe me, teams like Cork and Tipperary can never be classed as underdogs when it comes to hurling.

But Kilkenny's record since 2000 has been superlative and has given me, a Cul-Dub from the Forest of Dean, many of my happiest days in sport.

If you think that this language is hyperbolic, just watch the first half of the 2008 final, when Kilkenny beat Waterford (3-30 1-13).

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