Power puts Kilkenny on road to fi­nal

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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.

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