WATCH: There was a fairly odd reference to Kilkenny hurling on The Grand Tour 5 years ago

WATCH: There was a fairly odd reference to Kilkenny hurling on The Grand Tour

Did you spot it?

Liam MacCarthy may not be resting in a Kilkenny trophy cabinet , but you would be a fool to write off the Cats when the 2017 season begins because as we all know, Brian Cody's insatiable will to win is second to none.


During his tenure as Kilkenny manager, Cody has guided the county to a remarkable 11 All-Ireland titles and while Tipperary are definitely team to beat, we fully expect Kilkenny to be roaring yet again.

If you ever needed proof that the Cats do indeed have more than one life, cast you mind back to their first meeting with Waterford in this year's All-Ireland semi-final. Trailing by three points approaching the final few minutes, Cody's men were in serous danger of slipping to just their 10th defeat under the long serving manager.

Cue Walter Walsh's 69th-minute goal and moments later, Conor Fogarty slotted over a dramatic point to level the game and force a replay. Kilkenny fight for every ball, never lie down and they refuse to accept when they're beaten, which explains why Jeremy Clarkson was suitably impressed by the mental strength of the men in the black and amber.

Take a look as the host of The Grand Tour says that: "If I were a car maker, I would be fighting like a Kilkenny cat to make sure that every car I made was as interesting and amazing as possible."


Any chance of seeing Clarkson filming an episode of his show around Nowlan Park?