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
Click on Read More below for reaction in Monday's papers
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.
Kilkenny 0-24 Dublin 1-9
Kilkenny captured their 69th Leinster Senior Title in style yesterday at Croke Park with a well merited victory over Dublin. They now qualify for the All Ireland Semi-Final on August 10th where the Minors will also be in action. Picture shows Kilkenny Captain Lester Ryan lifting the Bob O Keefe Cup.
For brief match report from GAA.ie click HERE.
For images of the game, courtesy Martin Rowe and Willie Dempsey, click HERE.
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The Kilkenny Minor and Senior Teams to play Dublin in the Leinster Hurling Finals in Croke Park were announced after training sessions in Kilkenny this evening.
The Senior Team sees three changes from the side that defeated Galway in the semi-final replay. David Herity replaces Eoin Murphy on goal but the good news for Kilkenny is that Eoin has made a good recovery from injury and takes his place on the subs bench. Walter Walsh replaces Tommy Walsh and John Power replaces Aidan Fogarty.
Meanwhile the Kilkenny Minor panel were dealt a blow this week when Ballyhale's Darren Mullen suffered a bad knee injury. His place on the team has been filled by Pat Lyng of the Rower Inistioge.
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