“We stuck to the game plan” – Kilkenny manager Brian Dowling on the Road to Croke Park

Winners write history and Kilkenny manager Brian Dowling was able to laud his players for staying with their game plan, even when it looked fit for the shredder in the opening quarter, while his Cork counterpart Paudie Murray had to reject criticism of his blueprint, arguing with strong evidence that it proved devastating in that initial period and that a failure to abide by the process might, in fact, have been what cost the Rebels. 

30th Nov 2020