There are four changes on the Kilkenny team to play Clare in Round 2 of the Allianz League in Ennis on Sunday. Evan Cody of Dicksboro starts in the No 2 shirt allowing Cillian Buckley to move to mid-field. In the forwards Walter Walsh and Richie Leahy both start this weekend with Kevin Kelly making his first start of the season. Conor Delaney of Erins Own and James Maher of St Lachtains are additions to the subs bench.
Supporters are again encouraged to purchase tickets at the usual supermarkets before travelling to Ennis. Click on Read More below for full team and subs.
Following their narrow one point defeat to Waterford on Sunday Kilkenny travel to Cusack Park in Ennis to take on Clare in Round 2 of the Allianz Hurling League next Sunday. Throw In is at 2pm. The game is not being televised live by TG4.
Clare suffered a 7 point defeat to Cork in their opening game in Pairc Ui Rinn on Saturday night. Neither side will want to end up pointless after Round 2 so a highly competitive game is in prospect at the recently refurbished Clare venue.
Tickets for the game are now on sale and we encourage all supporters who intend to travel to purchase your tickets in advance to avail of 20% discount and to avoid queues in Ennis on Sunday. As the admission price for students and pensioners is also €12 we would recommend that they also purchase tickets in advance at the usual Supermarket outlets.
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For the second year in a row Kilkenny has suffered a narrow defeat to Waterford in the opening round of the Allianz League. In front of a crowd of just under 9,000 a late Kilkenny rally came up just short and Waterford ran out deserving one point winners 1-15 to 0-17. Kilkenny now head to Ennis next Sunday to play Clare who also suffered a 1st round defeat to Cork.
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Click HERE for images of the day from Martin Rowe
Click HERE for brief match report from GAA.ie
Click HERE to link to match commentary from KCLR with Adrian Ronan and Aidan Fogarty
Brian Cody and his selectors have announced the Kilkenny team to play Waterford in Round 1 of the Allianz Hurling League at Nowlan Park on Sunday. The team is backboned by some very experienced campaigners but sprinkled with some very exciting new talent. Padraig Walsh and Cillian Buckley both return to the defence with Clara's Conor O Shea getting the no 4 shirt. Ollie Walsh partners Conor Fogarty at midfield. Benettsbridge youngsters Sean Morrissey and Liam Blanchfield both get their chance in the forward line together with Pat Lyng who has impressed in the Walsh Cup campaign.
Click on Read More below for team and subs. Tickets for the game can be purchased until Saturday evening at the usual Supermarket outlets with a 20% discount on adult tickets. Indications are that a large crowd will be in Nowlan Park so supporters are encourage to purchase tickets in advance to avoid queues on Sunday.
The Allianz League starts this weekend and Kilkenny fans have a hugely attractive fixture in Nowlan Park when Waterford come to town. Following last years two epic encounters in the All Ireland Semi-Final there is sure to be a bumper crowd when the neighbours open their Allianz League campaigns.
Admission on Sunday is by ticket only. Tickets are now on sale at the usual Supermarket outlets and on line at GAA.ie. You can buy on line by clicking on the Match Tickets icon on the top of this page. Adult tickets purchased before midnight on Saturday will cost €12. Tickets will also be on sale around the Ground on Sunday costing €15 for adults and €12 for Students and Pensioners, Under 16's are free of charge. Please note that Season Ticket stiles will be Nos 14 to 17 on Hebron Road.