The under-21 result was the worst defeat suffered by a county team for as long as anyone could remember. …According to those involved with the team, 11 of the panel nominated failed to turn up. The team that started showed five changes in personnel from the one selected. And team handlers were frantically ’phoning around up to 20 minutes before the start looking for players to make up numbers.
Eventually Kilkenny got 15 players, but they hadn’t any subs.
Louth 6-34 Kilkenny 0-2