There are five changes on the Kilkenny team to play Clare in the Allianz League Semi-Final on Sunday. In defence Jackie Tyrrell and Joey Holden replace the injured Paul Murphy and Robert Lennon. Padraig Walsh also returns in the half back line releasing Cillian Buckley to mid-field in place of Michael Fennelly. Up front T J Reid and Richie Hogan return replacing the injured Colin Fennelly with Liam Blanchfield moving to the subs bench. Conor Delaney(Erins Own), Michael Rice(Carrickshock), Joe Lyng (Rower Inistioge) and Alan Murphy (Glenmore) come in to the match day squad.
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The eagerly awaited Allianz League Semi-Finals take place this Sunday at Semple Stadium. The action gets under way at 2pm when Limerick take on holders Waterford. This will be followed at 4pm with the clash of newly promoted Clare and Kilkenny.
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Kilkenny 6-20 Offaly 0-14
Kilkenny had a very comfortable win over Offaly in the Allianz League quarter-final played in front of a crowd of almost 5,000 in Nowlan Park on Sunday. They now play Clare, who had a narrow win over Tipperary, in the semi-final on Sunday April 17th. The second semi-final sees Waterford playing Limerick. These games now fixed for Thurles with Kilkenny v Clare throwing in at 4pm.
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The Kilkenny team to play Offaly in the Allianz League Quarter-Final in Nowlan Park on Sunday has been announced. There are ten changes in all from the side that started against Dublin two weeks ago.
The headline news is that Michael Fennelly makes his first start for the 2016 season. Eoin Murphy and Colin Fennelly both return after injury. The full back line changes completely with Paul Murphy, Robert Lennon and Shane Prendergast all starting. Up front sees Kevin Kelly, Liam Blanchfield, Jonjo Farrell and John Power all making starts.
The game throws in at 3.45pm and it is not being covered on TV live, deferred or in highlight form. The terrace remains closed but all three covered stands will be open. Patrons can avail of the €5 discount on the adult ticket €20 by purchasing before Saturday evening at the usual Supermarket outlets.
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This Sunday Kilkenny welcome Offaly to Nowlan Park for the Allianz League Quarter-Final. Throw in is at the later time of 3.45 and tickets are now on sale from the usual outlets. The winners of the Nowlan Park clash will meet the winners of the Clare v Tipperary quarter-final also being played on Sunday. The other quarter-finals see Dublin entertain Limerick in Parnell Park on Saturday evening and Wexford home to Waterford on Sunday. TG4 are covering the Cork v Kerry National Football League tie live with deferred coverage of the Clare v Tipperary hurling tie.
Supporters are again reminded that the Terrace in Nowlan Park remains closed and the same arrangements will be in place for Sunday's game as pertained for the group games v Tipperary, Galway and Dublin. We encourage supporters to again purchase tickets in advance to avail of €5 discount on adult tickets. Click on Read More below for revised ticket prices for the quarter-finals. Stiles will open at 2.30 with Season Ticket stiles again nos 9 to 12 on Hebron Road.