There are three changes on the Kilkenny team to play Tipperary from the side that lost to Galway last weekend. Jackie Tyrrell replaces the injured Michael Walsh in the full back line. Brian Kennedy comes in at wing back for Padraig Walsh who is injured, Mark Kelly moves to midfield in place of Willie Phelan and Ger Aylward starts at corner forward.Richie Hogan, who came off in the Galway game with a hamstring strain, starts at centre forward. Joe Lyng returns to the match day squad having served a one match suspension. Click on Read More below for full team.
Supporters travelling to Semple Stadium are encouraged to purchase tickets befor midnight on Saturday to avail of €5 discount.
Galway 0-20 Kilkenny 0-18
Kilkenny came up just short in this Allianz League Round 3 tie in Salthill on Sunday. Kilkenny played against the strong win in the first half and seemed to be in a strong position when they reached half-time just 3 points in arrerars (0-11 to 0-8). However the introduction of Joe Canning in the 2nd half together with some last gasp defending saw the Tribesmen hold out for a narrow victory. Kilkenny now travel to Semple Stadium next Sunday desperately seeking points.
For match report, courtesy GAA.ie, click HERE
For images of the day, courtesy Martin Rowe, click HERE
For Division 1A League Table click HERE
There are four personnel changes and a number of positional changes on the Kilkenny team to play Galway in Round 3 of the Allianz Hurling League in Pearse Stadium on Sunday. Michael Walsh and Shane Prendergast are introduced in the full back line with Paul Murphy reverting to his usual corner back position. Willie Phelan starts at mid-field partnering Lester Ryan while John Power starts in the No 15 shirt. Padraig Walsh moves to the half back line and Richie Hogan to centre forward. Tomás Keogh, Jackie Tyrrell, Brian Kennedy and Geoff Brennan all move to the subs bench for this game. Ger Aylward is added to the subs in place of the suspended Joe Lyng.
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Galway and Kilkenny each have two points in the Allianz Hurling League so next Sunday's encounter in Salthill is very important to both sides. The weather forecast for the weekend is quite good at this stage and all indications are that Sunday will be an ideal day for hurling. Supporters travelling to Galway are urged to purchase their tickets in advance at the usual Supervalu and Centra outlets. There have been difficulties in the past with traffic in the Salthill area so having your ticket before you travel will simplify your entry to the stadium. Tickets cost €10 if purchased in advance (€15 on day of match). Under 16's are free. The Kilkenny team will be announced as usual here on Friday night.
Dublin 0-25 Kilkenny 3-11
Dublin were deserved winners over Kilkenny in Round 2 of the Allianz League played in front of over 7000 patrons at Nowlan Park on Sunday. The result sees Dublin on maximum points after two rounds followed by Cork, Kilkenny, Galway and Tipperary on 2 points with Clare propping up the table following two losses.Kilkenny's next two games are away to Galway on March 8th and Tipperary on March 15th. Our final game is home to Clare on March 22nd.
Click HERE for images of the day from Willie Dempsey
Click HERE for images of the day from Martin Rowe
For match report from GAA.ie click HERE