Kilkenny take on close rivals Wexford in what promises to one of the games of the Leinster Championship this Saturday evening in Nowlan Park at 7pm. The winner will be through to the Leinster Final, with the loser on the night securing an All-Ireland Quarter-Final berth. The game will be preceeded by the Leinster Club League Final between Shinrone and St Rynaghs, both Offaly teams will be vying for the title in what
Stiles for the games will open at 4.30pm on Saturday.
Season ticketholders are to proceed to Ardán de Grás, Stiles 14-17
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Kilkenny's recent run of wins came to a halt in Salthill on Sunday when Brian Cody's charges came up against a determined Galway outfit. Kilkenny were against the breeze in the first half and were behind by 4 points at half-time when the scoreline was 1-5 to 1-9. Little changed in the second half, Kilkenny failed to close the gap and by the time Fergal Horgan blew the final whistle the scorline read 1-22 to 2-11 in Galway's favour, the final quarter proving very testing for Kilkenny. All this means the game Vs Wexford on June 9th will be a crucial one, which will surley attract a massive crowd to Nowlan Park at 7pm on that night.
Click below for article by John Knox (Kilkenny People)
Click here for photos by Willie Dempsey
Click here for photos by Martin Rowe
There are three changes on the Kilkenny team to play Galway from the starting line-up in Offaly game. Enda Morrissey, James Maher and Walter Walsh, who were unable to start the last day due to illness/injury, all return. Richie Hogan is named on the bench for first time this year.
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Following 2 wins in the Leinster Round Robin Kilkenny head to Pearse Stadium Salthill this coming Sunday for the eagerly awaited Round 3 game with All Ireland Champions Galway. Throw In is at 4pm.
A Public Sale of Stand Tickets will take place in Nowlan Park on Wednesday and Thursday from 11am to 2pm - or until stocks run out.
Tickets cost €20 for adults and €5 for Under 16's. Refunds will be available for Pensioners and Students with relevant ID at designated stiles at Pearse Stadium.
Kilkenny have claimed another win in the Leinster Championship, making it two from two in the opening games of the season. Today's victory saw Kilkenny overcome a resilient Offaly on a scoreline of 2-19 to 1-13. Offaly led in the games opening stages, but Kilkenny moved ahead as half-time approached and finished the half six points ahead on a scoreline of 1-10 to 0-7 at half-time. After the restart Kilkenny played well for most of the half but a late surge from Offaly forced Kilkenny to work hard all the way to the final whistle eventually running out nine point winners. Up next is Galway in Pearse stadium next Sunday at 4pm, this promises to be a hotly-contested affair for both sides.
Click below for match report by John Knox (Kilkenny People)
Click here for photos (Credit: Willie Dempsey)
Click here for photos (Credt: Martin Rowe)