Slick link-up play the key to Killenaule’s fine victory

Big Match analysis

Big Match analysis

The big difference between Killenaule and Carrick Swans in Saturday’s South senior hurling final was minimal.

However, it can probably be put down to Killenaule having just a little bit more knowhow in front of goal.

John O’Dwyer and Pat Kerwick led the charge for Killenaule in this regard with the former getting 0-14 and the latter 1-3.

But, Killenaule just had a little bit more slickness to ensure that the sliothar got to the men capable of putting it between the posts. And, in this department, the Killenaule half back line and midfield can take a well deserved bow.

The ammunition for the Killenaule attack came in measured form with Caesar and Niall O’Dwyer spraying ball to the wings, while Bergin, Fanning and Joe O’Dwyer were equally as adept at setting up attack. And, remember this happened with the Swans players breathing down their necks - Killenaule were just able to find that split second to get the heads up and assess where they wanted to place the ball rather than just hoofing it upfield.

See this weeks Tipperary Star for full report.