Kilkenny and Galway will have to fight it out again next weekend in a Leinster Final replay, seventy minutes of hurling failed to seperate the sides today in Croke Park. Both teams gave very little away in the first half, Kilkenny headed for the dressing room a point ahead at half-time. On the restart Galway pushed on only for Kilkenny to claw their way back on the cusp of full-time to force a replay next weekend. Semple Stadium is the venue for next Sunday with a throw-in time of 3pm.
The GAA have announced tickets for the replay will be Pre-Purchase: Stand €30, Terrace €20, however tickets purchased next Sunday will be Stand €35 and Terrace €25. More ticket details to follow.
Congratulations to DJ Carey who today enter the Leinster Hall of Fame, DJ was presented with his award by Leinster Chairperson Jim Bolger. DJ's record of 5 All-Ireland's, 10 Leinster's and 9 All-Stars is an encredible achievement.
For match report click below. (John Knox, Kilkenny People)
For pictures click here (Willie Demspey)
The Kilkenny senior team that will take on Galway in the Leinster Final this Sunday has just been named. Click below for full details.
The Leinster final between Kilkenny and Galway is fixed for Croke Park on July 1st at 4pm. The final of the Joe McDonagh between Carlow and Westmeath will preceed the Leinster final at 1.45pm at the same venue. Interest in the game is already building and a huge KIlkenny crowd is expected to attend on the day, marking Kilkenny's second final appearance this year, hopefully with an equally successful outcome.
Tickets for the game can be sourced through usual outlets: local clubs, local Centra and Supervalu stores and online. There will also be a public sale of tickets in Nowlan Park on Wed, Thursday and Friday of next week (27th - 29th June) from 11am - 2pm.
For full ticket details/information click here.
JJ Kavangh and Sons are running a supporters bus and for full details click here.
Kilkenny claimed a spot in the Leinster Final against a determined Wexford in Nowlan Park last night. Kilkenny started brightly in the first half but Wexford would have been by far the happier team at the break leading on a scoreline of 1-11 to 0-7. After the break Kilkenny's renewed urgency whittled the lead down to the bare minimum and with 13 minutes to go they drew level. From here a heart-stopping few minutes were to follow where it was tit for tat strikes but Kilkenny were to run out the eventual winner by a single point.
Click below for match report (John Knox, Kilkenny People)
Click here for photos (Credit: Willie Dempsey)
The Kilkenny team to face Wexford on Saturday evening in Nowlan Park has just been announced.