Kilkenny manager Brian Cody was satisfied with his teams performance in Sunday’s defeat to Galway, saying he saw plenty of positives to be taken from the performance.
The All Ireland champions were beaten 3-11 to 0-17 at Pearse Stadium, after three first-half goals from the Tribesmen, left the Cats facing an uphill task in the second half. To their credit, they settled down and got right back into the match, a fact that pleased their manager.
Cody told RTÉ Sport: “It was a very competitive game from start to finish. Obviously the difference was they got three goals and we didn’t get any goals.
“That was a huge lift for them I suppose but we kept at it. We kept plugging away and pulled it back with points and that. At the end we were still fighting to get that equaliser. Overall we’re happy with the attitude and the general run of the game but disappointed obviously not to win and to concede three goals.
“The lads themselves will be disappointed to concede three goals – that happens and at this time of the year things like that can happen when you haven’t much hurling done. We haven’t much done so we’ll be hoping we can tighten up on that.