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Dublin: 9 °C Thursday 25 April, 2019

Kilkenny defender celebrates his ninth All-Ireland - and the first for the screw in his foot

How’s the foot, Jackie?

JACKIE TYRRELL PUSHED himself to the limit to be ready for today’s All-Ireland hurling final.

The Allstar defender has been battling a broken metatarsal in recent weeks but was fit enough to take his place on the bench against Galway.

“I’ve never seen a lad work so hard trying to get back,” team-mate Colin Fennelly said afterwards.

And while Tyrrell didn’t feature in the 1-22 to 1-18 win, he played a crucial role with a rousing half-time team talk that inspired the Cats’ comeback.

After collecting another Celtic Cross, Tyrrell posted an x-ray of his injured foot to Twitter.

“Some feeling winning my 9th medal,” he wrote, “and my first for the screw.”

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