Kilkenny GAA will host a post-match dinner following the All-Ireland Minor Final next Sunday Aug 19th. The event will take place in Langtons on Sunday Aug 19th at 9pm. Tickets are €25, special U-14 menu €10. Tickets are available from Nowlan Park on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday this week from 10am - 2pm. The office will not be open on Friday.
The All-Ireland Minor Final Vs Galway will preceed the All-Ireland Senior Final on Sunday in Croke Park. The minor game has a throw-in of 1pm.
The Kilkenny minors overcame a late Tipperary comeback to claim an All-Ireland final berth against Galway on August 19th. Kilkenny started the brightest with points from Jack Buggy, Jack Morrissey and a goal from Ciarán Brennan. Kilkenny ended the first half 1-7 to 0-4 ahead. The pattern was continued on the restart, but in the 42nd minute Tipperary claimed the first of their two goals to the force a mini-comeback, that comeback was strenghted further on the 55th minute when Tipperary claimed a second goal, the score now 1-13 to 2-8 in Kilkenny's favour. Kilkenny however had done enough and claimed the All-Ireland Final spot on a final score of 1-15 to 2-10.
Click below for full match report (John Knox, Kilkenny People)
Click here for pictures (Credit: Willie Dempsey)
A goal before half time and five unanswered points at the start of the second half has put the Kilkenny minors into an All-Ireland semi-final against Tipperary next Sunday in Croke Park at 1.30pm. The first half saw both teams trade points in what was a very even affair until the 24th minute when Kilkenny opened up a three point lead followed by a goal on the cusp of half time to go in six points ahead at the break. Kilkenny's performance in the second half went up a few gears and a strong showing, outscoring Limerick 2-11 to 1-4 in the second half ensured a Croke Park outing next weekend. The final score Kilkenny 3-22 Limerick 1-12.
Click below for match report (John Knox, Kilkenny People)
Tickets for the game are available online here or through usual outlets.
Public Sale: There will be a public sale of tickets for the Minor S/F in Nowlan Park on Wednesday July 25th, Thursday July 26th and Friday 27th from 10am to 2pm.
The Kilkenny minors take on Limerick in the All-Ireland Quarter Finals Round 3 this Saturday in Semple Stadium, Thurles at 3pm. The winners will progress to an All-Ireland Semi-Final on July 29th. Both of these sides have lost to Galway in rounds 1 and 2 respectively, so its a case of winner takes all on Saturday. We wish the team and their managment the very best of luck.
Click below for the Team Vs Limerick
Both the Kilkenny minors and seniors endured losses in Semple Stadium today, the minors were up against Galway in the first match of the day and fell behind early on with Galway picking off points with much more ease, eight points the difference at half time. The second half continued in the same vein for both teams and Kilkenny struggled to close the gap with Galway eventually running out seven point winners to book their All-Ireland semi-final place. Kilkenny will have to do it all again next Saturday in Semple Stadium against Limerick, that match has a throw in time of 3pm. An All-Ireland semi-final space awaits the winner.
The seniors once again had a thrilling contest and despite behind ahead at various stages of the first half they headed down the tunnel at half-time three point behind on a scoreline of 0-12 to 0-15. On the restart Kilkenny started the slow process to close that gap and they had to wait until the 64th minute when Richie Hogan struck for goal before they retook the lead, 2 points the advantage now. Limerick responded well grabbing the next three points, before Richie Leahy scored Kilkenny's final point. With the scores tied at 1-22 to 0-25, the next two points for Limerick proved crucial. Limerick had by now booked their place in the All-Ireland semi-final against Cork on July 29th. The performance of the these players and our management team this season is one we can be proud off and we can look truely look forward to 2019.
For both match reports, click below (John Knox, Kilkenny People)
For pictures from minor game click here (Credit: Martin Rowe)
For pictures from the senior game click here (Credit: Martin Rowe