Kelly focused on own charges

January 17, 2020

Borris-Ileigh manager Johnny Kelly. ©INPHO/Bryan Keane.

Borris-Ileigh manager Johnny Kelly has stressed that they are fully focused on their own performance ahead of Sunday’s All-Ireland club SHC final against defending champions Ballyhale Shamrocks.

While there is no doubt that Kelly and his backroom team will have their homework done on their opponents, the Galway native states in the Tipperary Star that Ballyhale will not be daunted by the task that faces them.

“There’s nothing going to faze Ballyhale Shamrocks. The experience that they have there is age-old,” said Kelly.

"They can play it every way and they’ll take a lower profile going into this All-Ireland final compared to Borris-Ileigh, because we are the story if you want, coming from relative obscurity whereas Ballyhale will be happy to sit back and let Borris-Ileigh take the lead on that.

“Having said that, it’s still a game and it still has to be fought on the day. There have been a number of lopsided All-Ireland finals over the last number of years but we’re not thinking about winning the All-Ireland final.

“We are thinking about performing and keeping that game interesting and entertaining, first of all, and if it takes us to a win then we’ll take that.”

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