Cody conjures up another title as his Kilkenny beat Tribesmen
There is simply no stopping Kilkenny when it comes to amassing the major hurling trophies.
Yesterday their irrepressible manager Brian Cody chalked up his 15th Leinster championship title thus further embellishing his name in the history books.
While Galway were expected to offer a significant threat, they were clinically outgunned by 1-26 to 0-22 with the Cats' more experienced players turning in five-star performances.
TJ Reid landed 10 points while Richie Hogan snapped up five after coming on as a substitute and while the Kilkenny attack flourished the defence too did its bit.
Galway dangerman Joe Canning was held scoreless from play although he landed six points from frees, but the Tribesmen found it difficult to get the goal they so badly needed to provide them with inspiration.
Kilkenny now move into the All-Ireland semi-finals and will be difficult to separate from the biggest trophy of all.
Meanwhile, in the qualifiers Cork gained a measure of redemption when they beat Dublin by 1-26 to 1-23. The Dubs shipped a blow when Chris Crummey was shown a red card early on but they stayed on Cork's shoulder for the most part. Pa Horgan landed 12 points for Cork while Alan Cadogan scored 1-5.
Clare, meanwhile, left Laois floundering in their slipstream winning by a landslide 5-33 to 0-12, while Limerick beat Westmeath by 1-24 to 0-18.