Hurling

Delaney fancies Ballyhale Shamrocks to see off James Stephens

Former Kilkenny defender JJ Delaney expects that Ballyhale Shamrocks greater forward power to be the difference when they play James Stephens in Sunday’s County Senior Semi-Final.

Speaking to KCLR, JJ says they are getting their full team back to full fitness.

“They have natural forwards there and I think they will be too strong for the village as well but look, I think they are going to earn the win against Village.

“The Village never lie down against Ballyhale there as well and they will put it to them, but I think Ballyhale should have enough now especially with the three lads (Inter-County players) showing their form and getting their full team back up to full fitness there.

“The likes of Michael Fennelly having a couple of games there the last couple of weekends there as well will bring him on a huge amount there as well and we know what sort of a player he is for Kilkenny let along Ballyhale, that will be a massive plus for Ballyhale as well,” he said.

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