Kilkenny manager Brian Cody was very pleased with his side’s performance in the win over Tipperary on Sunday, but raised concerns over the structure of the Allianz Hurling League this year.
Cody’s men will be confident of reaching the semi-finals after an eight-point win over the Premier in Nowlan Park.
On the win over Tipp, Cody was happy with his side’s conditioning at such an early stage of the year.
He told RTÉ: “It was a good performance; it is nice to get two points out if it. We got into the game early, settled well and got a couple of quick scores. They came back at us for sure but the second goal gave us that bit of breathing space. We’re happy with the way things went.
“Richie Power is going well. He is in good form. I think overall the application was good from everybody and the teamwork was good. It was a good day for us.”
Team that miss out on the last four will have just five games in the league and the Kilkenny boss feels it is a structure that counties are not pleased with.
“As I said before the start of the league, I think most county boards were not in favour of it. Most counties were not in favour of it because of the short number of games and that from a point of view of revenue and everything else. But it is there and I'm not going to start worrying about it because we can only take on whatever competition is in front of us.
“Maybe the general opinion is that it is not best for the game but from my brief I'm not going to get caught up in things like that because I can’t control it.”