At the start of the 2019 campaign, Tullaroan targeted the Kilkenny IHC title, now they are preparing for an All-Ireland club final.
Tullaroan manger Jimmy Coogan admitted to the Kilkenny People they never looked beyond the county championship and each step since has been a bonus outing for them.
They have already picked up provincial honours and a win over Cork side Fr O’Neill’s would see them being crowned the All-Ireland club IHC winners.
Coogan has adopted the one game at a time philosophy, but he acknowledges at this stage of the campaign that there is only the one game left.
“We hadn’t even thought of a Leinster campaign or an All-Ireland for that matter, but we’re delighted to be heading to Croke Park. Everyone is looking forward to it,” said Coogan.
He added: “Club hurling in Kilkenny is very strong and very competitive. You look at the teams that have won the intermediate championship in the last few years – the likes of Carrickshock, St Patrick’s and Graigue-Ballycallan and they had good runs in Leinster and the All-Ireland series.
“However, when we won the county championship we played the Leinster quarterfinal a week later, so we hadn’t time to think about it – we had to get on with it. We’ve gathered momentum since, so we’re delighted to be where we are.”Tweet