There are six changes on the Kilkenny team to face Galway in Allianz Semi-Final on Sunday from the starting line-up in the Quarter-Final. Brian Kennedy comes in at corner back in place of Joey Holden. Padraig Walsh moves back from mid-field to the right half back position replacing Conor Fogarty. Brian Hogan replaces Jackie Tyrrell at centre back while Cillian Buckley will wear the no 7 shirt in place of Kieran Joyce. Michael Fennelly starts at midfield having gained some game time in the clash against Wexford. The other changes are in the full forward line where John Power replaces his brother Richie and Henry Shefflin replaces Eoin Larkin. For full team click on Read More below.
Meanwhile we have been advised that the Mackey Stand is completely sold out but provision has been made in this stand for Season Ticket holders. Tickets for the North (Uncovered) Stand are still available and with a good weather forecast in prospect this is an ideal area to view the double header from. Tickets can be purchased at €5 discount up until 11am on Sunday. Supporters are also reminded of the potential travel delays near Tipperary Town on route to Limerick on Sunday
Following last weekend's club action the Kilkenny senior panel re-assembled this week in preparation for the Allianz Hurling League Semi-Final versus Galway in Limerick on Sunday. They will have a final training session on Friday night after which the team will be named.
In the meanwhile supporters are urged to purchase tickets in advance to avail of €5 discount. Tickets are Stand specific and given the high number of Season Tickets spread over the 4 counties, supporters wishing to get seats in the Mackey Stand(Covered) in particular are urged to act immediately as these are likely to be sold out in advance. Fans are also reminded that children will require a ticket (€5) for this fixture. We have also been advised of a potential difficulty on the roads on the way to Limerick on Sunday. There will be a Vintage Rally in the environs of Tipperary Town and this may cause traffic delays in the early afternoon. Perhaps travelling on the M7 from Borris in Ossory might be a good option.
Kilkenny 4-22 Wexford 2-16
Inspired by a 3-7 tally from T J Reid Kilkenny qualified for the Allianz Hurling League Semi-final with a well merited win over Wexford at Wexford Park on Sunday. They will now play galway in the semi-final on Sunday 20th April. Clare will meet Tipperary in the second semi-final.
The Kilkenny team to play Wexford in Sunday's Allianz League Quarter-Final has been announced. There are four changes from the side that started in last weekend's Round 5 tussle with Waterford. Conor Fogarty replaces Brian Kennedy in the No 5 position while Kieran Joyce replaces Cillian Buckley who is injured. T J Reid come in for Henry Shefflin and Richie Power replacies Jonjo Farrell. Michael Fennelly is named among the subs. For full team click on Read More below.
Supporters are reminded to purchase tickets before 12.30 on Sunday at the usual Supermarket outlets to avail of €5 discount. Adult tickets will cost €20 outside Wexford Park. Students and Pensioner tickets will cost €15 with under 16's free.
Kilkenny's Allianz Hurling League Quarter-Final with Wexford takes place in Wexford Park this coming Sunday March 30th. With summer time beginning this weekend this game throws in at 3.30pm. Ticket prices for the game have also been announced. Adult tickets on match day will cost €20 with a €5 discount available for tickets purchased in advance. Students/Pensioners tickets will cost €15 with under 16's free. Supporters are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance and to arrive early in Wexford Park. Cash will not be taken on the turnstiles but tickets will be on sale outside the ground. Season Ticket holders should use their cards at the designated stiles.