Ticket information for Kilkenny's Leinster Semi-Final v Galway in O'Connor Park Tullamore on Sunday 22nd June have been announced. The game throws in at 4pm and is preceded by Leinster Club Hurling Final between Clonkill(Westmeath) and Buffers Alley(Wexford). Tickets will go on sale from the usual Supervalu and Centra stores from tomorrow Wednesday 11th June. Season Ticket Holders will again gain access by using their Season Ticket Cards at the designated stiles (Nos 1 and 9). Supporters are advised to secure their tickets early as it is likely that all seats will sell out well in advance. Seating is again unreserved i.e. "First Come First Served". Stand tickets cost €25(Adults) and €5 (Juveniles). Terrace will cost €15 and €3. Senior Citizens and Students must purchase full price tickets and obtain refunds - Stand €10 and Terrace €5 - at designated stiles on the day. Click on Read More below for full details.
The Kilkenny team to play Offaly shows three changes from the side that started in the recent Allianz League Final. Lester Ryan comes in at midfield releasing Padraig Walsh back to the half back line where he replaces Joey Holden who is listed among the subs. Richie Hogan will partner Lester Ryan at midfield with Michael Fennelly starting at Centre Forward. Walter Walsh and Eoin Larkin replace the injured Richie Power and Henry Shefflin. Click HERE for full team.
Following a highly exciting hurling championship in 2013 the 2014 version has started with a bang. Waterford and Cork have already played a draw with Limerick edging out Tipperary in another thriller last weekend. In Leinster a gallant Laois effort came up just short against Galway while Wexford put up an impressive score in their tie with Antrim.
Kilkenny enter the fray this weekend when Brian Whelehan's Offaly come calling to Nowlan Park for Sky Sports first televised game.
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Tickets are on sale at the usual Centra and Supervalu outlets right across the county.
The Kilkenny team will be announced here this evening Thursday after 9pm.
The eagerly awaited Leinster Senior Hurling Quarter-Final between Kilkenny and Offaly is now just over two weeks away. Kilkenny will be home to Offaly on Saturday 7th June with a 7pm throw in. Details of ticket prices, which are already on sale at the usual Centra and Supervalu outlets, can be found by clicking on Read More below. Supporters are asked to note that children will require tickets for this fixture. This will be the first game being televised by Sky Sport this year.
After the drawn game the big question for many was could Dublin sustain the same performance for a second week running. Right from the start the answer was quite clear as Anthony Daly's Dubs continued where they left off and put a brave Kilkenny side under enormous pressure right throughout the field. Played in ideal conditions this game was worthy of an All Ireland Final. Dublin finished the first half 4 points to the good (0-11 to 0-7) and should have been further ahead as they were guilty of some misses from frees nearing half time. By that stage Kilkenny had replaced both Michael Rice and Cillian Buckley. But a Danny Sutcliffe goal in the 53rd minute, following an amazing goal line clearance from Lester Ryan, was to prove the difference between the sides. Dublin now move on to play Galway in the Leinster Final next Sunday while Kilkenny will host Tipperary in a massive game in Nowlan Park next Saturday. Watch out for time and ticket details on this site. Click on Read More below for brief match report courtesy gaa.ie. For photos, courtesy Martin Rowe and Willie Dempsey click HERE