Kelly Reflects On Frustration Mixed With Satisfaction After Nowlan Park Loss

A slow start to the second half cost Offaly a potential win in Kilkenny on Sunday.

Offaly can sustain close calls and hard defeats if it means they get the results they want in the Joe McDonagh Cup.

The Faithful County led Kilkenny in their Division 1A clash in Nowlan Park by six points at half time after playing with a strong breeze.

The Cats roared back in the second half and had the gap bridged and a six point lead within 20 minutes of the second period.

Offaly persisted and struck a goal through Charlie Mitchell but ultimately fell to a 1-26 to 1-19 defeat.

Johnny Kelly says recent performances are giving the county hope, he reviews his team's performance in Kilkenny with Midlands 103 commentator, Joe Troy:

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