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Cody’s Kilkenny can once again make fools of doubters and wrest back Leinster from Davy’s Wexford

Vincent Hogan


Cody's Kilkenny, through the inspiration of TJ Reid, can once again make fools of doubters and wrest back Bob O'Keeffe from Davy's Wexford

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TJ Reid tries to get past Shaun Murphy. Photo: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

TJ Reid tries to get past Shaun Murphy. Photo: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

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TJ Reid tries to get past Shaun Murphy. Photo: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

Strange to consider the bookies' contention that reigning provincial champions, Wexford, merit only third in the betting for this year's Leinster Championship.

Then again, maybe nothing in the rich history of the competition ever came close for dramatics to last year's epic round-robin which ended with four protagonists locked together on five points from four games, Galway evicted on the small-print of scoring difference.

Their first championship defeat to Dublin since the 2013 provincial final meant the grim fate of the 2017 All-Ireland champions was confirmed by news of Kilkenny and Wexford's draw.