Kilkenny are All-Ireland Hurling Champions for a 36th time

Brian Cody’s Kilkenny side are All-Ireland champions for a 36th time, defeating Galway in Croke Park this afternoon 1-22 to 1-18.

Galway went into the break leading 0-14 to 1-08 thanks to a storming first half performance from Portumna’s Joe Canning, a TJ Reid goal keeping Kilkenny within touching distance at the half-way point.

Read: Full match report here.

Kilkenny emerged for the second half a transformed side, outscoring Galway 0-14 to 1-04, shutting down Galway’s supply to their forward lines and coasting towards the final whistle in the closing stages.

Michael Fennelly was named KCLR’s Man of the Match in association with Countrystyle Foods.

Ballyhale Shamrock’s Joey Holden hoisted the Liam McCarthy cup for Kilkenny, the 11th All-Ireland winning captain under Brian Cody and he’ll be bringing the cup back to the Noreside tomorrow afternoon.

We’ll have full details and post match audio across tomorrow morning, continuing with a Homecoming special on The Way It Is tomorrow evening from 6pm.

Read: Full match report here.

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