Daragh Holohan says it's all about winning silverware this year.
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.
It was an unlikely result at one stage when Ballyhale had a comfortable lead
Listen to full hurling commentary on air and online at KCLR of Ballyhale Shamrocks and James Stephens.
It will be a real ding dong battle between these two teams
The sides clash in Sunday's County Senior Semi-Final.
Here's what's happening and when in the 2017 Kilkenny Senior Hurling Championship semi-finals.
This replay is set to be as tight as the first day and its very hard to pick a winner
Saturday makes for a busy day in Kilkenny with three quarter-final replays in the Kilkenny senior hurling championships to be decided.