Galway Kilkenny, Semple Stadium, Leinster Final replay

It was a scrappy game last weekend. Kilkenny had plenty of chances that they missed and could have gone in five or six points up at half-time, but they didn’t.

The second half was much better fare. Galway missed a few chances, but led by three coming down the closing stretch.

Kilkenny showed their usual composure to score three great points, but I think both teams have room for improvement. The Cats still have a strong panel that had an impact off the bench, but I think Galway will be disappointed by their performance.

It was the first time that they looked really complacent, their attitude was a little worrying and they looked a little over-confident for whatever reason.

I think we will see a different Galway and I am sticking with them to prevail. Their U21’s had a dramatic win midweek and I thought we would see some of them coming into the team to freshen it up a little bit, but maybe after the exertions of the other night we might not see that.

We will wait to see the teams selected, but I think the All-Ireland champions will have a point to prove. They will look to show that there is more to them than they showed last Sunday and I expect them to win.

Michael Duignan was speaking on RTÉ Radio 1's Morning Ireland programme on Friday

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