Brendan Hayes says they will be doing all they can to get a good start.
Daragh Holohan says it's all about winning silverware this year.
Forward Denis Murphy says they will bring everything they have to play them.
James Stephens Selector Niall Connolly says they were confident they could produce the goods.
The sides are getting ready for the Kilkenny County Final in a few weeks.
Mount Leinster Rangers are looking to take back the title on Sunday.
The sides clash in Sunday's County Senior Semi-Final.
Following a jam-packed weekend of hurling action in Kilkenny, take a look at Michael O'Leary's team of the week.
Kilkenny midfielder Michael Fennelly presents a new documentary series on the 1967 All Ireland Final between Kilkenny and Tipperary, beginning Saturday 16...
Willie says last years two games in the All-Ireland prove that Mayo can cause an upset.