Twitter had a joygasm as Kilkenny edged Waterford in a pulsating, breathless replay 6 years ago

Twitter had a joygasm as Kilkenny edged Waterford in a pulsating, breathless replay

Kilkenny 2-19 Waterford 2-17

Amazing stuff in Thurles.

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Kilkenny were on the ropes at Croke Park last week. This time out, they got their noses in front and eventually buried Waterford.

The opening exchanges were sensational - three goals traded in the first 10 minutes. Waterford's second goal edged them ahead, midway through the half, but the Cats responded by upping their intensity and scoring accuracy.

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The Déise went over 10 minutes without scoring but eventually got going in the second half. Austin Gleeson was a joy to watch but Kilkenny continued to take chances, clear-cut and scrappy.

They led by five points at one stage before a Waterford rally levelled matters. Kilkenny were not done yet and eeked out another chance, and score. Pauric O'Mahony had a chance to bring the game to extra time but his free dropped short. Richie Hogan hit a superb insurance point to end the contest and send his side back to Croker.

Down but rarely out. Kilkenny march on.

Twitter could barely catch its breath.

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Over to ye, Tipp and Galway.

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