Former Kilkenny star Jackie Tyrrell says Sunday’s All-Ireland SHC quarter-final showdown between the Cats and Cork has the potential to develop into a shootout.
Speaking to RTE Sport, the nine-time All-Ireland winner says fans could be in for a spectacle at headquarters come 2pm on Sunday.
"Cork like to play an open expansive game, Kilkenny like the open ground. It could be a bit of a shootout, the strongest facet of Cork is their attack, they have put up high scores,” said Tyrrell.
"They probably have three or four of the deadliest forwards in the country in Patrick Horgan, Alan Cadogan and Seamus Harnedy, they are guys who love space, Darragh Fitzgibbon, Shane Kingston, and Aidan Walsh too. They will try open up the Kilkenny defence.
"Likewise with Kilkenny there will be a temptation to throw TJ Reid in at the start on the Cork full-back and maybe pull the corner-forward out and have Colin (Fennelly) and TJ in there and just try to bypass their half-backline, which launches a lot of their attacks. It will be a bit cagey from that point of view.”
He added: "The big question about Cork is their defence it has been shored up since the first game against Tipperary, they have turned that around with Mark Ellis back."
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