Andy Comerford - Captain Senior Co. Champions 2001 and Captain Kilkenny All-Ireland Champions 2002
My memories of the 2001 County Final are feeling brilliant ..super!!. After been defeated the previous year we sat in O'Gormans the folowing day and after twelve pints and having watched the match over again, we figured with a bit of improvement we could win the thing the following year!
We were nervous in the week before the 2001 final but we committed in a meeting the previous night that we'd win..nothing else crossed our minds after that. We were really motivated and each member of the team chased every ball that day no matter where it was. I remember having a pint with Paddy Dwyer the next day and he said there was three O'Loughlins lads tackling one Ballycallan man every time.
The celebrations were unreal ..guitars, banjo's and even lads writing songs!!. It was great for the likes of Barry Power, Michael Holohan, Brian Kelly and Johnny Holohan who played underage all up along without winning a single medal. Brilliant memories...some a bit fuzzy after all the celebrations!!!