Kilkenny selector and temporary co-manager Martin Fogarty says that their Allianz National Hurling League final win over Tipperary was a great advertisement for the game.
Speaking to RTÉ Sport after their 2-17 to 0-20 win, he said: “We’re delighted to win it, it was a tremendous game. It went right down to the wire so you couldn’t but be happy with a game like that.
“It was great for the game of hurling, a tremendous turn-out here in Nowlan Park.
"Hurling is such a simple game, a small thing can turn it so it’s never a sure thing and it certainly wasn’t today.”
Fogarty was also keen to play down the contribution of man of the match Michael Fennelly, even after the forward hit 2-03 of the tally.
“That’s what he is there for,” said Fogarty. “If he wasn’t doing that kind of business we wouldn’t have him on the team.”
Asked about the wellbeing of manager Brian Cody, who is recovering from heart surgery, he said: “He’s doing very well now, thanks be to God. We're hoping he’ll be back pretty soon now and he’s here in spirit with us, so we’ll look forward to him coming back.”