Both Kilkenny Managers, Brian Cody and Pat Hoban, were in the happy position of naming unchanged teams from the original selections for their respective semi-finals two weeks ago, when the teams were announced after training this Friday evening. That means that Colin Fennelly, who was a late withdrawal for the Wexford game, resumes his No 14 position with John Power reverting to the subs bench. Lester Ryan, who was unavailable for the semi-final due to an ankle injury returns to the match day panel.
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Kilkenny supporters are encouraged to arrive in Croke Park to support the Minor team as they try to retain their Leinster title against Dublin. Throw In here is 2pm.
Ticket prices and packages have now been announced for the Leinster Minor and Senior Finals on Sunday week 5th July. Tickets are now on sale at the usual Centra and Supervalu outlets. They are also available to purchase on-line at GAA.ie - Click HERE for link to the ticket purchasing page.
Tickets will also be available through many of our clubs early next week.
There will also be a Public Sale in Nowlan Park on Thursday 2nd July from 6pm to 8pm.
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Season Ticket Holders will receive an email re printing off tickets for this game.
Senior training sessions on Wednesday and Friday, both at 7pm, will be open to the public with admission to Ardan de Gras only. Enter via Hebron Road.
It was a good day at the office for both Kilkenny minor and senior teams as both had comprehensive wins to qualify for Leinster Final Day in Croke Park on Sunday 5th July. The seniors will now meet Galway whilst Pat Hoban's Minor side meet Dublin.
Click HERE for senior match report from GAA.ie
Click HERE for minor match report from Leinster GAA
Click HERE for photos from Willie Dempsey
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it was confirmed at the County Board meeting in Nowlan Park this evening that the Kilkenny v Laois Minor Semi-Final will now be the curtain raiser to the senior semi-final on June 21st. The minor game throws in at 12 noon with the senior game at 2pm.
Ticket details have now been announced. Click on Read More below for prices and various packages.
Season Ticket holders are asked to note that admission will be to Ardan de Gras only through stiles 9 to 12 on Hebron Road.
Although Kilkenny will not enter the fray until the semi-final stage on June 21st the Leinster Championship Round Robin group is at a crucial stage following completion of two of the three rounds. The final round takes place this coming Sunday after which stage the remaining rounds will be much clearer. Westmeath are in pole position to qualify with full points following wins over Carlow and Antrim. Laois also have a win over Carlow but the concession of a last minute penalty in their game against Antrim may prove crucial. Laois entertain Westmeath in O Moore Park next Sunday and a win for them is critical if they wish to entertain any hopes of progressing. Carlow, who are pointless in the competition, welcome Antrim to Netwatch Cullen Park and a win for them and a Westmeath win would see three teams on two points behind Westmeath with scoring difference coming into play. Offaly await the group winners in one quarter-final while Wexford will meet the runners up. Dublin and Galway complete the quarter-final line-up with the winners here meeting the winners of the Offaly QF. Kilkenny meet the winners of the Wexford QF. Picture shows Kilkenny captain Joey Holden at the recent Leinster launch.