Dublin manager Adrian O'Sullivan is equally impressed with what Kilkenny have on the pitch and their backroom team as they prepare to take on Cork in Sunday's All-Ireland senior camogie final at Croke Park.

O'Sullivan recently saw the black and amber up front in this year's quarter-final, with the Dubs threatening a shock before Brian Dowling's side gained the upper hand to run out 13-point winners. A subsequent win over Galway at the last-four stage has the Leinster side just 60 minutes away from a 15th All-Ireland crown.

"Kilkenny seem to have an incredible focus this year," was O'Sullivan's summation of their year so far, when speaking on RTÉ's Game On.

"The only thing I can compare it to in Gaelic games is that they remind me a lot of the Limerick hurlers. They have so many players all over the field that can damage you.

"There was the feeling in previous years that if you could handle Ann Dalton and Denise Gaule you'd have Kilkenny's number but we man-marked Denise in the quarter-final, yet they have five other forwards that can score - the likes of Katie Nolan and Mary O'Connell. They are just so powerful."

In lauding the Kilkenny management set-up, O'Sullivan added: "If you peel the layers back and look at their management team, you have Philly Larkin, Brian Dowling and Pat O'Neill - one of the best centre-back ever to play hurling - they have a team full of winners behind them and so that focus and drive is coming out in their play.

"Kieran McGeeney said one time: 'If you want to box, you box; if you want to play football, play football' - and Kilkenny are a bit like that as well.

"If you want to take them on physically, you can, and they are more than happy to take on that challenge. If you want to try and out-hurl them they'll also welcome that.

"I'd rather be walking out with the black and amber colours on on Sunday."

Also speaking on the same programme, nine-time All-Ireland winner Aoife Murray hopes Cork have learned their lesson from their initial direct, ineffective approach in the semi-final win over Waterford.

"We used to pride ourselves on heads-up hurling," she said.

"You didn't just get the ball and boom it up the field. And why would you do that when Waterford had an extra player back?

"Waterford had come off of a tough enough game the week before, it was a hot day, energy sapping. It was going to take them a long time to recover from that.

"They’re now facing their first semi-final in Croke Park and we decided to play a game that suited them.

"I was so frustrated watching it because it just wasn’t Cork camogie.

"When we started to play the ball through the hands and running down the opposition, that’s when Ashling Thompson had a say.

"That’s why I’m a bit positive about Sunday. Surely to god we have learned what not to do."

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