Kilkenny overcame Dublin in the U21 Leinster Hurling Championship quarter-final last night, on a scoreline of 0-21 to 0-16. The Boys in Blue were aiming to defend their provincial title at the grade, but faced a tricky task going to the Marble City and taking on Eddie Brennans side.
The Cats made up for last year’s shock defeat to Westmeath, and will be keen to drive on with this group, the majority of whom won an All-Ireland minor title in 2014.
Both sides were loaded with senior county stars, and as the men from the capital chased the game late on, they knew a goal was needed if they were to reel the home side in.
In a last-ditch effort, the Dubs sent in a long ball close to the goal, and a shot was taken. However, Kilkenny shot-stopper Darren Brennan was equal to it, diving across his square to bat away the ball.
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In the other games, Westmeath beat Laois 1-20 to 0-21 to ensure a rematch with the Cats in the semi-final.
Meanwhile Carlow and Wexford will face off in the other side after wins over Kildare and Offaly respectively.
Make sure to check out the latest episode of The 16th Man, where we discuss if there is a crisis in Dublin hurling, and look ahead to Clare vs Limerick.