World Cup snub set to ignite Kilkenny's ambitions

WHEN Leeds United pulled off the shock of last season's FA Cup by knocking out Manchester United, Neil Kilkenny knew exactly what would cap the perfect day.

Ryan Giggs was a player the 24-year-old had always admired, so the prospect of claiming the Welsh international's shirt sent him on a short stroll towards the home dressing room.

An arm across the door stopped Kilkenny, the Old Trafford kit man pointing out that, with Sir Alex Ferguson in a less than jovial mood, it may not be in his interests to go any further.


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