Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Hurling Through Kilkenny!!

It is no secret to anyone who knows Darren , or closely follows his status updates, that after music his next passion is for hurling and his county team Kilkenny!

A few weeks ago, during a break in the US festivals, Darren was able to return to Ireland to see his beloved Kilkenny Cats secure their place in yet another All Ireland Senior Hurling Final at Croke Park. With the festivals done, and a few Irish gigs under his belt, the High Kings calendar allowed him to return to Croke Park on Sunday and watch Kilkenny take on Tipperary, a repeat of last year's final.

There was a lot of pride at stake as last year Tipp had stopped them securing the first ever '5 in a row'. They desperately wanted to take the Liam McCarthy Cup back home to the Marble City where it had lived for the previous four years!

It was quite a weekend for Darren!

“Well, after winning 7 All Ireland's in 10 years, here we are again. Is there one last hurrah left in this amazing team? I hope so. They will need a massive one to put it up to Tipp today, who are great. This KK team owe us nothing. They've gone beyond the call for their county and made us all very proud of where we are from. Win or lose today, there will never be another team like them. Hopefully its the good, hard, flowing match we are all expecting. COME ON THE CATS!!!!!!!!!!”

Without a doubt the greatest team of all time!!!!!!!”

Yes, they had done it, in a fantastic game, it finished
Kilkenny 2-17 Tipperary 1-16.

Liam was going home!!!

“Greatest of all time! What a team. What a performance! I am a very proud Kilkenny man!!”

“It's a beautiful sunny day outside, and The Super Cats are Champions for the 5th time in 6 years! Unreal. What a feeling! Pure brilliance at Croker yesterday from start to finish, from every player! And what about those 2 goals! Fantastic. Ritchie's has to be goal of the year. Come on The Black and Amber!!”

“On route to The Marble City with Josh, Declan and Kevin to welcome home The Cats!!
Should be a blast!”

“What an amazing homecoming for the brilliant Kilkenny team. Over 30.000 fans showed up for a huge party on the streets of the Marble City and not even the rain could dampen the atmosphere!! Josh loved every minute of it and cheered his head off for all the players.
Great to have Liam home again!!”

“Josh was delighted to read todays Daily Star report on last nights homecoming and see his name mentioned for having been there. Great memory for him.”

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