Skipper says Cross showed 'true ability'

Crossmaglen captain Stephen Kernan was not surprised by their emphatic All-Ireland Club Final replay over Garrycastle at Breffni Park.

"We want to be like Kilkenny hurlers," said the Crossmaglen captain after the 2-19 to 1-7 win over the Westmeath and Leinster champions.

It was an emotional triumph for the Crossmaglen squad after the shooting dead of their former team-mate James Hughes before Christmas.