Following their recent win over Wexford, Kilkenny Under 20's take on Cork in the Bord Gais Energy All Ireland Under-20 Semi-Final in O Moore Park Portlaoise on Saturday with a 2pm throw in. The game forms part of a double header with Cork taking on Dublin in the Under 20 Football Final in the second game.
Tickets are now on sale at the usual Supermarket outlets or on line HERE. Tickets cost €20 with under 16's free. Students and Pensioners can purchase reduced price tickets of €15 at the Ground on Saturday.
The second semi-final between Tipperary and Wexford takes place in Nowlan Park on Sunday at 1.45pm.
Kilkenny secured the BGE Leinster U-20 title with a 1-17 to 0-18 win over Wexford in Wexford Park on Wednesday night. There was little beween both teams in the opening period with Kilkenny heading to the dressing room with a two point lead at half time. On the restart Kilkenny got that lead to three points at various stages throughout the half but found it difficult to extend it much further. Wexford kept the pressure on right up until the final whistle but it was to be Kilkenny's night and title.
Kilkenny now await the Munster runners up in the All-Ireland semi-final on the August Bank Holiday weekend, while Wexford must take on the Munster winners on the same weekend.
Click below for match report (Trevor Spillane, Kilkenny People)
For pictures click here (Willie Dempsey)
For pictures click here (Martin Rowe)
DJ Carey and his management team have named their team for the BGE U-20 Leinster Final this Wednesday night Vs Wexford in Innovate Wexford Park at 7.30pm. Kilkenny have already overcome Laois and Galway enroute to the final and will be looking to claim silverware on their trip to Wexford.
Tickets are on sale in usual Centra and Supervalu stores and at the ground on the night, we stongly encourage supporters to purchase tickets in advance of the game as a large crowd is expected.
The Kilkenny U-20's secured a BGE Leinster Final berth on Thursday night with a 1-19 to 1-15 win over Galway in Tullamore. DJ Carey's men will now face Wexford on Wednesday July 17th in the final. Both teams were evenly matched in the opening period but a seven point run in the second quarter proved crucial for Kilkenny. Kilkenny started brightly in the second half and an Eoin Cody goal cemented the lead for Kilkenny on 43 minutes. Galway had their own run in the closing stages, draw a great save from golakeeper Dean Mason but it was not enough to stop Kilkenny securing the win.
For full match report click below (Trevor Spillane, Kilkenny People)
For pictures from the game click here (Willie Dempsey)
For pictures from the game click here (Martin Rowe)
The Kilkenny U-20 team that will face Laois in the Leinster Quarter Final on Monday night in O'Moore Park, Portlaoise has been named. Click below for full details.
The game has a throw-in time of 7.30pm.