Power puts Kilkenny on road to final
Kilkenny 1-10 Galway 1-7
Kilkenny captain Shelly Farrell was barely able to speak such was the level of exhaustion she felt after her side ground out a three-point victory over Galway at Semple Stadium.
Drenched in sweat after 67 minutes of fare that amounted to a war of attrition, Farrell was just relieved that she would get to lead her teammates out at Croke Park on September 9th.
“It was a serious battle” related the Thomastown attacker. “Unreal. We knew from the start that it would be.”
Space was at a premium as both teams set up to give the other’s dangerous forward division as little oxygen as possible. That made for plenty of bitty passages of play and some tremendous physicality.The game turned on Katie Power’s 48th minute goal, which was the result of a slick passing movement that illustrated the potential of the Noreside offensive unit.