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Leinster final: Cats rise to Tribe challenge 03-07-2016



Business as usual for Kilkenny as they battle to their 71st Leinster title, beating Galway by 1-26 to 0-22 victory at Croke Park.

Victory sees Brian Cody mark his 18th year at the helm with another three-in-a-row of Bob O’Keefe Cups as well as a place in the All-Ireland semi-finals, while the Tribesmen get a nice consolation as they advance to an All-Ireland quarter-final in 3 weeks.

Daithi Burke started for Galway while Fergal Moore came on as a second half sub.


Kilkenny - E Murphy; P Murphy, J Holden, R Lennon; P Walsh, K Joyce, C Buckley; C Fogarty (0-3), M Fennelly (0-1); W Walsh (0-2), C Fennelly, L Ryan; J Farrell (1-4), TJ Reid (0-10, 7f, 1'65), E Larkin. Subs: R Hogan (0-5) for E Larkin, J Power (0-1) for C Fennelly.

Galway - C Callanan; P Mannion, Daithi Burke, J Coen; G McInerney, J Hanbury, A Harte; David Burke, D Glennon (0-1); N Burke, J Cooney (0-2), C Cooney (0-3); C Whelan (0-3), J Canning (0-6f), C Mannion (0-5). Subs: C Donnellan (0-1) for J Cooney, F Moore for J Coen, J Flynn for N Burke, A Smith (0-1) for D Glennon, P Killeen for J Hanbury.

Referee - F Horgan.

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