Kilkenny boss Brian Cody is braced for a stern test against All-Ireland champions Limerick in Nowlan Park this Sunday.
The Cats will be looking to bounce back from the disappointment of their round 2 defeat to Clare but, speaking to the Irish Independent, Cody pointed out that they will have their work cut out for them against ‘the best team in the country’.
“They're a top-class team with an age profile to give them hope to be there for quite a while,” he said
“Their form is outstanding and we're looking forward to the game because we'll be playing the best team in the country.
“What's been said about them by their own people, who see them on the ground, (they) are hugely impressed and proud of everything about them.
“It's hugely important, how you represent the county, and obviously they're doing it very well.”