"When you're seven points up in a game, you'd like to think you can win it"

June 15, 2021

Cork's Eoin Cadogan and Joseph Cooney of Galway ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Cork hurling boss Kieran Kingston was left disappointed after the Rebels missed out on possibly securing top spot in Division 1 Group A at the weekend.

Kingston’s men led Galway by as many as seven points last Sunday before eventually falling to a 3-25 to 2-23 defeat at Pairc Ui Chaoimh.

The result saw the Tribesmen finish top of the table instead, with the Leesiders in fifth position level on points with Limerick.

“We’re disappointed because it was a game we wanted to win and thought we could have won – when you’re seven points up in a game, you’d like to think you can win it,” Kingston told EchoLive.ie afterwards.

“That was disappointing because, as it turned out, we were playing for top spot in the league and it’s a while since we were in that position, so it was a game we wanted to win and we thought we were in a position to do so.

“In saying that, there were a lot of positives to take from two thirds of the game and we’ll take those away.”

Kingston confirmed that Colm Spillane has recently returned from a knee injury to partake in training while Bill Cooper (Achilles) is expected to resume training next week, with Niall O’Leary also said to be on the way back ahead of the Munster SHC semi-final against Limerick on July 3rd.

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