The Kilkenny minor team that will line out in the Leinster S/F Vs Kildare on Saturday has been named tonight. The game is fixed for Newbridge at 1pm. Click below for full details.
Saturday next promises to be a hectic day for all Kilkenny GAA fans. On Saturday evening all roads lead to Innovate Wexford Park at 7pm for the meeting of Kilkenny and Wexford with both sides hoping to come away with victory to guarantee a place in the Leinster decider on June 30th. Tickets for this game are in huge demand, ticket details can be found here and to purchase ticket online click here. Tickets will also be available in usual Centra and Supervalu outlets.
Blacks and Whites and Glenmore will clash in what will be the first game of the evening in Wexford on Saturday. This is the Leinster Club SH League Division 2 Final and has a throw-in time of 4.30pm (note time change).
Saturday also sees the Kilkenny minor hurlers take on Kildare in Newbridge at 1pm in a Leinster Semi-Final, and both of the Kilkenny Celtic Challenge teams will be on the road also with Kilkenny Amber Vs Galway McDonagh in Clara, Offaly at 1pm and Kilkenny Black Vs Dublin Plunketts at 12pm in Abbottstown. Meanwhile the Junior Footballers will take on Scotland on Saturday at 6pm in Clydeank CSH.
Click read more to see Garda advice for supporters travelling to Wexford on Saturday evening.
Nowlan Park was a happy hunting ground for both the minor and senior hurlers on Saturday with both claiming victory over their respective opposition. The Minors ran out comprehensive victors over Offaly winning on a scoreline 5-29 to 1-9. Kilkenny led from early on and never looked like surrendering the lead.
Following that victory Brian Cody's men took on Dublin and both teams started brightly clocking up some early points but it was Dublin who gained the biggest foothold early on and were ahead by four points, the scoreline 0-12 to 1-13 at half-time. On the restart Kilkenny slowly reeled that Dublin lead in and took a much stronger grip on the game but it was Captain TJ Reid's 45th minute goal that proved a huge catalyst for the Kilkenny victory, from there the team never looked back, winning on a scoreline of 2-23 to 1-21. Two points was the target and two points were now in the bag. Carlow next on Sunday, tickets will be on sale early in the week.
Meanwhile accross the water in the UK the Kilkenny junior footballers also claimed a comprehensive victory running out 3-16 to 0-6 winners over Warwickshire. A busy season is about to kick off for the junior footballers who have huge aspirations of retaining the title they have now claimed on a number of occasions.
Click below for full match report (John Knox, Kilkenny People)
For pictures from the Minor game Click here (Willie Dempsey)
For pictures from the Senior game Click here (Willie Dempsey)
The Kilkenny minors will take on Offaly in the Electric Ireland Leinster Minor Hurling Championship this Saturday at 4.45pm in Nowlan Park, the game will preceed the Senior game between Kilkenny and Dublin at 7pm. The Minors have two wins from two so far in this campaign having overcome both Dublin and Wexford in earlier rounds.
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Three goals in added time added even more excitement to an already lively encounter in Wexford today with Richie Mulrooney's minor charges running out one point victors over Wexford in the second round of the Leinster Championship. Wexford led for a large part of the game but a solid Kilkenny performace was rewarded in the final quarter when they took the lead, one they were not to loose, the final score 3-13 to 2-15. It's two wins from two so far in the Championship and Offaly await next Saturday in Nowlan Park at 4.45pm, followed by the meeting of Kilkenny and Dublin in the first round of the Leinster Senior Championship at 7pm.
Click below for match report (John Knox, Kilkenny People)
Click here for pictures ( Willie Dempsey)