Kilkenny minor manager Richie Mulrooney is confident his side can turn the tables on Galway in the All-Ireland MHC final.
The Cats produced an excellent display to see off Tipperary in the semi final, while Galway accounted for Dublin in the other last four clash.
Kilkenny have been beaten twice in this year's championship; by Dublin in the Leinster final and then Galway in round one of the quarterfinals.
Mulrooney feels that they have improved since then as their performance against Tipp suggests, and added that the hurt they felt against the Tribesmen is driving them on.
"The players were devastated," Mulrooney told the Kilkenny People. "It wasn't the defeat in itself. You can be beaten any day, but the manner of the defeat hurts. Our response, and our new defence, if that is what you call it, has conceded very little from play.
"When we get back into the training field we have two weeks of good preparation ahead of us. The third week we will wind down. We know Galway are fantastic, formidable. But we are not bad ourselves. We will come back here and give a really good account of ourselves."
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