DJ’s Cats face huge test against Cork as they bid to emulate senior heroes
By COLIN BARTLEY
KILKENNY’S talented under-20s are looking to emulate their senior and minor colleagues by making their way to the All-Ireland Hurling Final.
Kilkenny line out losing Munster finalists, Cork in the semi-final at O’Moore Park, Portlaoise today at 2pm.
Our under-20s are looking to make their second final in this grade in the past three years, but DJ Carey’s men are facing a tough task.
This Cork team looked to have won the Munster Final against Tipperary last week, until a last gasp goal from the Premier’s Jake Morris saw Tipp through, in what was arguably the hurling game of the summer so far.
But Kilkenny are in pretty good shape themselves, seeing off the challenge of Wexford by two points in a bruising Leinster final last week.
DJ will be looking to the likes of David Blanchfield and Evan Comerford to steer the Cats over the line and into a third All-Ireland decider this season.
Nowlan Park hosts the other semi-final on Sunday when Munster champions Tipperary face the team Kilkenny conquered in the Leinster final, Wexford.