With Kilkenny leading 3-21 to 2-15 after 65 minutes few could have believed that this game would go to a replay. But Galway goals in the 66th, 68th and 71st minutes changed all that. Henry Shefflin pushed Kilkenny ahead with a gem of a point in the 72nd minute only for Joe Canning to land a similar effort from the puckout. And so it is back to Tullamore next Saturday(7pm) with the prize for the winners a Leinster Final outing against Dublin on Sunday 6th July while the losers will face Tipperary in Thurles on the previous evening. For images of the day courtesy, Willie Dempsey and Martin Rowe, click HERE. For brief match report, courtesy GAA.ie, click HERE.
Leinster GAA has announced reduced prices for the replay - Stand €20 Terrace €10 - and tickets are now on sale at Supervalu and Centra outlets. There will be a Public Sale of Tickets in Nowlan Park on Tuesday evening from 8pm to 9pm. For information for Season ticket holders click on Read More below.
There are two changes on the Kilkenny team to play Galway in the Leinster Semi-Final in Tullamore on Sunday. Kieran Joyce comes in wearing No 5 with Padraig Walsh moving to midfield where he will partner Richie Hogan. Mark Kelly will play at centre forward with Richie Power coming in at full forward. Henry Shefflin is listed among the subs.
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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.