\"Kilkenny

Kilkenny manager Brian Cody Photo by: Google Images

GAA Digest: Kilkenny Cats still reeling after Waterford win

\"Kilkenny

Kilkenny manager Brian Cody Photo by: Google Images

Brian Cody has played down fears over Henry Shefflin’s fitness after the Kilkenny substitute was replaced before extra-time in Saturday night’s gripping All-Ireland qualifier win against Waterford in Thurles.

Shefflin appeared as a sub early in the second half of the game but was then taken back off before Kilkenny triumphed by 1-22 to 2-16 after extra-time.

Shefflin has struggled all year with a foot injury but Cody insisted, “He’s fine. He has nothing behind him, nothing behind him from a hurling point of view. That’s why we took him off.”

Cody praised both teams for their part in another epic qualifier involving Kilkenny this season.

“It was a magnificent game. From where I was, it was non-stop stuff. Would we survive? Would we get through the game and whatever? Waterford came back massively at us in normal time, in the second half. They kept at it, at it and at it and got the equalizer.

“We got a great start to extra-time, but they hit us with a goal and then when we got ahead again, they hit us with another goal. So our response was magnificent -- absolutely magnificent.”
 

COMMENTS

Log in with your social accounts:

Or, log in with your IrishCentral account:

Forgot your password ?

Don't have an account yet? Register now !

Join IrishCentral with your social accounts:


Already have an account ?

For Newsletter Subscribers – Draw for 1 Prize on December 31st.

Prize: Your Piece of Ireland – a Square of Land in the heart of the Glens of Antrim, Ireland

More details here (or you can buy a little piece of Ireland directly): http://bit.ly/1zew9ox

Terms & Conditions

Or, sign up for an IrishCentral account below:

By clicking above you are indicating that you have read & agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy.


Make sure we gathered the correct information from you

By clicking above you are indicating that you have read & agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy.


You already have an account on IrishCentral! Please confirm you're the owner.


Our new policy requires our users to save a first and last name. Please update your account: