Lyng eager to prolong League involvement

March 13, 2023

Kilkenny manager Derek Lyng ©INPHO/John McVitty

Kilkenny manager Derek Lyng is targeting an Allianz Hurling League semi-final berth.

Following yesterday's facile victory over Dublin at UPMC Nowlan Park, the Cats face a straight shootout with Waterford next weekend for the second qualifying place from Division 1 Group B along with Tipperary.

"We want to get to the knockout stages," Lyng told RTÉ.

"We need games. Waterford will be a big test, both teams will want to win. It's a great game to get, a game you want at this time of the year."

The Emeralds clubman declared himself satisfied with Kilkenny's performance against a disappointing Dublin side.

"In the first half we were very sharp and hunted in packs, chased them down and made life hard for them, maybe stood off a little in the second half," he continued.

"Certain parts of our play were really good so we'll take positives from that, though we were a little sloppy at times in the second half and that's something we'll have to work on."

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