What they said … the hurling weekend in quotes

February 25, 2019

Tipperary's Niall O'Meara and Eoin Murphy of Kilkenny embrace each other after the Allianz HL Division 1A round 4 clash at Semple Stadium, Thurles. ©INPHO/Oisin Keniry.

“Like all good managers I didn’t see it.”

Dublin’s Mattie Kenny adopted the Arsene Wenger approach when quizzed on the late penalty conceded by Darragh O’Connell, who was also sent-off, in the late morale-boosting win over Waterford.

“I was pleased with the attitude and the character.”

John Meyler and the Rebel County brought Limerick’s winning run to an end in the Gaelic Grounds.

“We knew ourselves we weren't at the level we would be accustomed to having. Listen we march on. We have to take our medicine.”

The Treaty County’s performance against Cork wasn’t up to scratch, according to John Kiely.

“We gave away two of the sloppiest goals you could give away. We were totally in control of that second goal, it shouldn’t happen. It was our mistake completely, we know.”

Davy Fitzgerald believes Wexford shot themselves in the foot against his native county.

“We’d still be unhappy with some of the frees we conceded. It’s a lot better today, but we still have a bit of a road to travel, definitely, we still conceded a few soft ones.”

Clare’s defensive discipline was better against the Model County but there is still work to do on that front as far as joint-manager Donal Moloney is concerned.

“I said last Sunday that I wasn’t going home feeling bad about things because we did a lot right.”

Brian Cody and the Cats bounced back from the disappointment of their defeat to Limerick with a one-point win over arch rivals Tipperary.

“Some parts of our play I was hugely impressed with, but we've got to do it for longer periods if we’re going to be more competitive come championship.”

Liam Sheedy and Tipp only have two points to show for their league efforts so far.

“Today gave us an opportunity to rest some of the lads who had a good few games over the last few weeks.”

Michael Donoghue’s Galway possessed too much firepower for Offaly.

“We are still behind the Galways, but I can’t say a bad word about them.”

A week after questioning his players’ effort against Laois, Faithful boss Kevin Martin had no complaints with their application in O’Connor Park.

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