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Walsh boost for Cats

KILKENNY'S Tommy Walsh has confirmed that he will be fit for the Leinster SHC final against Dublin on Sunday week.

Walsh, who missed the semi-final victory over Wexford due to a shoulder injury, returned to training last week. "It's all systems go," said the Tullaroan star. "I'm back into the games and all. I've two weeks now to get it right."

Kilkenny haven't beaten Dublin in three attempts so far this year -- they lost in the Walsh Cup and league finals, either side of a draw in the Spring Series league clash.

Tempers flared during the league decider and the Cats finished the game with 14 men after Eoin Larkin was sent off, but Walsh denied that they lost their discipline.

"I don't think we really lost our discipline that much," said the adidas ambassador.

"A lot of incidents go on in games right throughout the country, but in Croke Park there are cameras that see absolutely everything.

"If there was the same number of cameras at every game in the country in the last few weeks there'd be a lot more incidents being talked about.

"Our discipline is top notch -- it always was -- and we have never really had problems."

Irish Independent