Meyler: Cats will be a different proposition

July 08, 2019

John Meyler as Cork manager. ©INPHO/Laszlo Geczo.

John Meyler knows his Cork side won't have it as easy in next Sunday's All-Ireland SHC quarter-final against Kilkenny after dismantling Westmeath in Mullingar yesterday.

The Rebels registered a record points tally in the championship as they romped to a 1-40 to 0-20 victory over the beaten Joe McDonagh Cup finalists.

“To score 1-40 is obviously good shooting and you would have to be happy with that but that is now done, we have to go back for the recovery tomorrow night and get ready for Kilkenny next weekend which is a massive game and that is it really," the Cork boss is quoted as saying in the Evening Echo.

“The positives for me were the good shooting and the great work ethic. It is difficult coming up here to play these matches that you are expected to win by 20 or 30 points and if you don’t you are thought to have played poorly, but look the job is done and now it is on to next Sunday.” 

He added: “It will be a different mindset going up (to Croke Park) a different game – from the intensity of Kilkenny coming off a Leinster final defeat they will be chomping at the bit and ready to go again. Cork-Kilkenny matches are always tough and this will be no exception.” 

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