Fennelly is what? 31 now? With his injury problems hard to see him going in to mid 30s. Eoin Larkin 32. Hard to replace the irreplaceable over and over again. Kilkenny did a fair job of replacing legends of the game over the last few years as they stepped out of the team but it looks like it might catching up with yiz now, finally … hopefully.
It’s all well and good to say there’s underage talent coming through, but will they gel into brilliant seniors? will they gel into a brilliant team? There have been loads of good young hurlers in Galway over the last decade, doesn’t guarantee anything.
The well will seldom run dry for long in Kilkenny, you will always be there or there abouts but they’re going to go backwards before going forwards again i think and will have a lot of work to do to dominate like the have done for the last decade.