TJ Reid has hailed the determination and work rate that propelled Kilkenny to their 18th national hurling league crown on Sunday.
The Ballyhale hotshot top-scored with fifteen points as the Cats got the better of Tipperary in the final at Nowlan Park and he feels it was a very important victory for Brian Cody's team:
"If you go back down through the years it is what won All Ireland finals for us - it was our work rate and spirit and that attitude of never giving up," Reid told gaa.ie
"The day you don't sacrifice yourself to run that extra ten yards it could be a score, that time you don't go back to chase your man for a hook or a block it could be a score.
"You have to go every time and that is what Brian has built into this team and these players. It doesn't happen every game, every game is different, but it is fantastic result in Nowlan Park.
"To win the league final in Nowlan Park, you will always remember these days - so you will. It is massive for us and it is massive for the county."