Tickets for the eagerly awaited Kilkenny v Clare Allianz League Relegation Play-Off will go on sale this Tuesday afternoon. Prices will be the same as the previous rounds of the Allianz League. Supporters are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance to avail of the €5 discount. Children under 16 are free of charge.
On the back of a very encouraging display last Sunday and the expected recall of the Ballyhale players it is anticipated that a large crowd will attend Nowlan Park on Sunday in support of the attempt to retain Division 1A status.
Kilkenny 2-20 Clare 2-19
Although Kilkenny were destined for the relegation play-off irrespective of the result Brian Cody and his selectors must be well pleased by the spirit shown by a relatively inexperienced side against a Clare team who had eyes on a quarter-final place. The result in Nowlan Park threw both teams in to a rematch next Sunday.
Match will be played in Nowlan Park
One of the features of the weekend was the number of visiting clubs to Kilkenny at the weekend. Click on Read More below for photo of Dungloe Club from Donegal who were hosted by Fenians GAA Club.
Click HERE for match report from GAA.ie
Click HERE for images of the day from Willie Dempsey
Click HERE for images of the day from Martin Rowe
There are four changes on the Kilkenny team to play Clare in Round 5 of the Allianz Hurling League at Nowlan Park on Sunday. Tomas Keogh and Willie Phelan man the wing back positions. Joe Lyng comes in at midfield where he will partner Brian Kennedy. Kevin Kelly takes the no 14 shirt with John Power starting at centre forward. Robert Lennon(Bennettsbridge) and Clara's Conor O'Shea and Chris Bolger are added to the match day squad for the first time. Click on Read More below for full team.
Supporters are reminded to avail of the €5 discount by purchasing tickets at usual Supermarket outlets before Sunday.
Kilkenny entertain 2013 All Ireland Champions Clare in Nowlan Park next Sunday. Although Clare currently share the bottom of the table with Kilkenny they can still qualify for the Quarter-Finals with a win over Kilkenny and a Galway defeat of Dublin in Parnell Park. Kilkenny are destined to play in the Relegation Playoff on Sunday 29th with either a home tie with Dublin or a toss for venue with Clare. In a novel arrangement the Clare team and supporters are travelling to Nowlan Park by train this Sunday.
Reduced price tickets for the game at €10 are available until Saturday evening from the usual Supermarket outlets. The Kilkenny team will be announced as usual after training on Friday evening.
Tipperary 2.22 Kilkenny 1.13
Tipperary were full value for their 12 point win played in front of over 10000 spectators in Semple Stadium on Sunday. With only two points in the bag heading in to the final league game against Clare in Nowlan Park next Sunday Kilkenny can not now qualify for the closing stages of this year's Allianz League. Cork and Tipperary on 6 points have already qualified and can be joined by two of Dublin Galway or Clare. Dublin meet Galway next weekend with the winners moving on to 6 points and qualification. Both would also qualify with a draw. Clare can still qualify if they beat Kilkenny and Dublin fail to beat Galway.
Click HERE for images of the day from Martin Rowe,