"They'll relish playing Kilkenny so I think they'll get the job done"

July 06, 2022

Limerick's Cian Lynch and Conor Browne of Kilkenny

Colin Ryan says his former Limerick team mates will relish playing Kilkenny in Sunday week’s All-Ireland SHC final.

Ryan, who won the Liam McCarthy Cup with the Shannonsiders in 2018, was part of the panel the following season when they lost out in the All-Ireland semi-finals to the Cats.

Speaking to GAA.ie at the launch of the 2022 M. Donnelly GAA All-Ireland Poc Fada, Ryan says that a win would be “a special one” for John Kiely’s side.

“I know the group of players and what they're about, they're just ruthless in everything they do,” he stated.

“They'll relish playing Kilkenny so I think they'll get the job done. Knowing those boys, I played with them for years, they're just dogged. You saw it against Galway, they just never go away. They're always there or there abouts. It'll be interesting, it should be a great final.

“They beat us in ’19. I think the boys probably would want that one back. I think they’d really relish that. And especially Kilkenny, they have so many All-Irelands, it would be a nice one to get over and get that one into the pocket.

“They’re the kingpins of hurling for years and Brian Cody at the helm. It would be a special one for the group of players that are there, definitely.”

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