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.
Kilkenny Minor team manager Adrian Ronan and selectors Brother Damien Brennan and Barry Power have named their side for Sunday's GAA Leinster Minor Hurling Final against Dublin in Croke Park. To see the team and substitutes click on read more below
Kilkenny 3-14 Cork 0-12
Kilkenny minor hurlers won the Michael O'Neill Memorial Cup when they defeated Cork in Kilmacow last night. Kilkenny enjoyed the majority of possession in the first half and should have been further ahead than their 0-7 to 0-5 lead at the interval. However a goal from Ballyraggett's Kevin Kelly within thirty seconds of the restart set Kilkenny on their way and two further goals from St. Kieran's star Thomas O'Hanrahan ensured a comfortable victory for the home team. The Kilkenny team was....