The Kilkenny Minor Team to play Waterford in the Electric Ireland All Ireland Semi-Final has been announced. Click on Read More below for full details. The match throws in at Croke Park on Sunday at 1.30pm and is followed at 3.30 by the first of the senior semi-finals between Dublin and Cork. Tickets are still available for the game from the usual Supermarket outlets and will also be on sale outside Croke Park on Sunday. The match will be televised live by RTE and broadcast on radio by KCLR96FM. Twitter followers can obtain score by score updates from @KKhurlingscores. Kilkenny GAA wishes the team every success on Sunday.
Although Kilkenny fans are disappointed that the seniors have bowed out of the All Ireland Championship we should not lose sight of the fact that our Minors are Leinster Champions and face Waterford in the All Ireland Semi-Final on Sunday 11th August in Croke Park. The game throws in at 1.30 and is followed by the Senior semi-Final between Dublin and Cork. Tickets will be on sale in Nowlan Park next week from Tuesday to Thursday 10am to 1pm each day. Tickets cost €40 for stand (Juveniles €5) and Terrace €25. We encourage as many as possible toi travel to Croke Park to support this Minor Team.
Kilmacow GAA Club will host the annual Michael O'Neill Memorial Tournament game between the Minors of Kilkenny and Waterford in Kilmacow on Monday 10th June at 7.30. Both sides suffered losses in their respective Provincial Championships and both face difficult semi-finals against Cork and Dublin later this month. The Michael O'Neill Tournament has always provided great entertainment and we encourage Kilkenny and Waterford fans to support the event. For full details click on Read More below.
The Kilkenny Minor team exited the 2011 GAA All Ireland Minor Hurling Championship in Walsh Park last night suffering a 0-15 to 0-9 defeat to Waterford in the quarter final. The defeat was as comprehensive as the scoreline suggests with Waterford in control for most of the game. The score at half time was 0-9 to 0-4, Kilkenny's total coming from three Kevin Kelly frees and a single score from play from Peter Vickery. Kilkenny's best period of the game came in the third quarter when the deficit was reduced to three points but Waterford exerted themselves again and finished strongly. Kilkenny's second half scores came from Peter Vickery, Owen Mc Grath, Chris Bolger and a Kevin Kelly free.
Kilkenny will play neighbours Waterford in the All Ireland Hurling Quarter Final in Walsh Park on Saturday, July 23rd at 7pm. If Kilkenny win this quarter final they will play Clare in the All Ireland semi-final. If Waterford win they will play Dublin. Waterford were defeated by Clare in the Munster fianl on a score of 1-20 to 3-9.In the second Minor quarter-final Galway will play Antrim.