Kilkenny are back on the road next Sunday with a trip to Thurles to take on Tipperary at 2pm. Both teams failed to collect any points in their outings last weekend and will be hoping to get their league campaigns back on track. As the Allianz league enters its final rounds the battle for much needed points heats up and the outcome of this encounter will be vital for whoever can claim the two points this game has to offer. Tickets are available in usual outlets (Centra and Supervalu), pre-purchasing tickets will ensure a saving of €5 and faster entry to the ground on the day.
Next Sunday will also see St Kieran's College contest the Top Oil Leinster Senior Colleges Final in Portlaise at 12pm, the opposition will be Colaiste Eoin from Dublin. Colaiste Eoin overcame Kilkeny CBS by one point to claim their spot in the final, while St Kieran's overcame Dublin North. Both teams will be out for the win, which will secure a semi-final spot for the victor while the losser will have to contest an All-Ireland quarter final.
Kilkenny Supporters Club will hold their AGM in Nowlan Park on Thursday night next Feb 21st at 8pm. The supporters club provided a valuable revenue stream to help support the activities of teams within the county and our county teams from underage up to senior. Joining costs €20 and can be paid at the back of Ardán de Grás on match days or to any committee member listed here. All support from current and new members is welcome.
The supporters club made two presentations at half-time in the Limerick game on Sunday, the first to the Ballyhale Shamrocks club on their upcoming Senior All-Ireland Final appearance on St Patricks day and a second to Dunnamaggin following their win in the AIB All-Ireland Junior Championship last weekend.
The Kilkenny GAA Bible 2018 compiled by Gerry O’Neill is now available to purchase in hard copy from the Nowlan Park office for €10. The Nowlan Park office is open daily from 10am - 2pm. The Kilkenny GAA Bible is also available to order online here. The cost for online purchases is €15 to include postage to Ireland and the UK and €20 to include postage to other overseas locations.
The Kilkenny GAA Bible is a unique publication which compiles Kilkenny & National GAA records since 1887, the 2018 publication will be the 3rd edition of the book. This would make a lovely present for any GAA fan.
The 2018 All-Ireland champions claimed all two points following their assignment in Nowlan Park on Sunday. The opening twenty minutes were a close affair but a period of Limerick dominance just before half time in which they claimed 2-3 proved crucial to the outcome. The teams headed to the dressing room at half-time with the score standing at 2-10 to 0-7 in Limericks favour. The second half proved to be a tough test for the home side with the visitors failing to give much away. Both teams recorded eight points in the second half, the game ending on a scoreline of 2-18 to 0-15.
Kilkenny now have two away games, first up is Tipperary next weekend in Thurles on Sunday at 2pm, followed by Wexford away the following Sunday.
For full match report click below (John Knox, Kilkenny People)
The Kilkenny team that will line-out Vs Limerick on Sunday in Nowlan Park at 2pm has been named. A large crowd is expected in Nowlan Park for the game, a clash between the current league and All-Ireland champions. Tickets are on sale in selected Centra and Supervalu stores up until Saturday night, cost €15. Pre-purchase your tickets to save €5 and to speed up entry to the ground on the day.