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04th Feb 2023

Patrick Horgan addresses infamous Kieran Kingston interview after Cork beat Limerick

Lee Costello

“Too much always gets made out of those kind of things.”

Patrick Horgan addressed his infamous Kieran Kingston interview straight after Cork pulled off an incredible victory over Limerick in the National League.

Horgan picked up the Man of the Match award following an incredible display that saw him hit 10 points; five from frees, and five from play.

The Rebels were really struggling at half time, and it looked to be the same old story as Limerick went through the gears, picked their shots and took control of the game.

Horgan Kingston

Gearoid Hegarty picked up exactly where he left off last season, and seemed to be unmarkable as he guided his team into half time eight points to the good.

During the interval, RTÉ pundits Joe Canning, Donal ‘Og Cusack and Shane Dowling couldn’t decide on how best Cork should try to turn things around in the second half

An agreed consensus was that they should just go for it – it’s the first game of the season, it’s only the league, and what have they got to lose?

Well that’s exactly what they did and they started the half on fire, with goals coming in quick succession from Robbie O’Flynn and Declan Dalton.

Then right at the death, Shane Kingston swung over the winner to see Cork complete their comeback and get a much needed victory over the All-Ireland champions.

In a post match interview, Horgan was asked about the very open interview he did last week, where he claimed that he was treated unfairly by previous manager Kieran Kingston.

“Was there a particular focus in your mind tonight in light of the focus on the interview at the Allianz League Launch?” asked the RTE reporter.

“I suppose I just get a lot of enjoyment togging out three or four times a week with these players, and none more so than tonight.

“When you get to go and play with fellows you trained with for the last couple of months it’s class, and I really enjoy it.”

The journalist pressed further on the issue asking: “Do you regret your openness that day, or do you think too much has been made out of it and you have been misrepresented?”

“Too much always gets made out of those kind of things, but it’s not something that I try to think about.

“The only thing I try to think about is how do I become a better player, how can I bring something to our team, and maybe make our team better as a whole.

“I’ll continue to do that, and whatever else happens I don’t really care.”

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