Report: Kilkenny lose key forward for All-Ireland final 3 years ago

Report: Kilkenny lose key forward for All-Ireland final

Kilkenny forward Adrian Mullen could miss Sunday's All-Ireland final with Tipperary due to illness.

Mullen has been an important figure for the Cats this season and first broke into the side during this year's Leinster championship.

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Former Kilkenny defender Jackie Tyrrell highlighted him as a key cog in the Cats attack and predicted that he would come short often to free up space for Richie Hogan and Colin Fennelly in the inside forward line.

"I suppose from a Kilkenny point of view it's the inside forward line," said Tyrrell at the launch of a range of official GAA county jerseys available on LittlewoodsIreland.ie.

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"They'll bring Adrian Mullen out from corner forward into the half-forward line and they'll leave two inside with Collin and Richie.

"We've got a lot of joy with those two inside getting a lot of ball in there. Colin has been in scintillating form this year. He's getting goals, he's doing a lot of damage setting up scores so that'll be an area Kilkenny will really go after.

"Tipperary's back-line is probably a bit disruptive in terms of personnel this year. That'd be an area if they can get good quick ball into Colin, with his pace, and Richie working off him, that'll definitely be an area for them."

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