Brian Cody and his selectors have given the players who did so well in Cork last weekend a "thumbs up" in selecting the team for the Round 2 game with Dublin in Nowlan Park this Sunday, The only change from last weekend's line-up is the inclusion of Geoff Brennan for the injured Conor Fogarty. John Power is added to the subs. Click on Read More below for full team.
Supporters are reminded that discounted tickets at €10 will be available from the usual Supoervalu and Centra outlets up to Saturday. Tickets will also be on sale around the Ground on Sunday but adult tickets will cost €15 on match day.
Following the results for both teams in Round 1 last weekend there is huge interest in the Allianz League game between Kilkenny and Dublin in Nowlan Parlk next Sunday. Admission is by ticket only - Cash will not be taken at Stiles. Tickets cost €10 for Adults if purchased before midnight on Saturday night (€15 on day of match). Students/Pensioner tickets cost €10. Children under 16 are free and do not require tickets but must enter through designated Juvenile stiles. Season ticket stiles will be nos 16-18 Hebron Road and No 28 O'Loughlin Road. Supporters are urged to purchase tickets in advance at the usual Supervalu and Centra outlets and avoid queues outside Nowlan Park on Sunday. Next Sunday also marks the re-opening of Ardan Breathnach following storm damage this time last year. The new roof, with two pillars rather than 4 in the previous structure, also has translucent panels in the roof. The old press box has been replaced by a new media area.
The Kilkenny team will be announced here on Friday night.
Following two impressive wins in Round 1 this weekend the Kilkenny v Dublin Allianz League game is now a very attractive fixture in Nowlan Park this coming Sunday. The match also marks the re-opening of Ardan Breathnach almost 12 months to the day when the roof was destroyed by Storm Darwin. The stand will also incorporate a new media centre with facilities for Radio/TV and Print Journalists.
Admission to Nowlan Park is by ticket only. Tickets are on sale in advance at the usual Supervalu and Centra outlets at the discounted price of €10 saving €5 on match day prices. Season Tickets can be scanned at stiles 16-18 on Hebron Road and Stile 28 on O'Loughlin Road.
Kilkenny 1-22 Cork 2-17
Kilkenny hit the ground running in Pairc Ui Rinn on Saturday evening and sent the Kilkenny supporters in the near 9000 crowd home in great spirits looking forward to the season ahead. They lead by two points at the break and following a commanding 3rd quarter were 8 points to the good entering the last 10 minutes. But two late Cork goals made for an edgy finish but Kilkenny were full value for their two point victory.
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Click HERE for images of the game from Martin Rowe
The Kilkenny team to play Cork in the Allianz Hurling League opener in Pairc Ui Rinn has been named. Brian Cody and his selectors, already without the services of the Ballyhale players, have also had to plan without the injured Power brothers and Eoin Larkin. Despite this, the first 15 named for Saturday’s game all have Allianz League experience. The most interesting pointer to the season ahead may be the positioning of Paul Murphy in the No 3 shirt. Meanwhile St Lachtain' Darren Brennan, Mullinavat’s Padraig Gahan and Ger Malone, St Patrick’s Bill Staunton and Kevin Kelly and Clara’s Keith Hogan, brother of the retired Brian, are newcomers to this Allianz League match day panel. Click on Read More below for team and subs.
Supporters are reminded to purchase tickets before they travel to avail of discount and to avoid potential delays entering the ground.