Kilkenny claimed a double victory in Parnell Park today with the minors running out eight point winners, following a close battle throughout. The seniors were pushed all the way by Dublin, winning by two points but only thanks to a goal in the closing minutes by substitute Liam Blanchfield.
Both teams are out next weekend with the minors taking on Wexford in Nowlan Park on Saturday at 2pm, while the seniors are at home on Sunday to Offaly at 3pm.
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The Kilkenny Team to face Dublin in the Leinster Championship first round has been named. The game throws-in on Sunday at 2pm in Parnell Park. Click for full details.
The Kilkenny minor team Vs Dublin will be named on Saturday. The minor game will preceed the senior game and has a throw-in time of 12pm.
Despite Kilkenny's best efforts there was no denying Wexford in Saturday evening's throbbing encounter played in front of over 18,000 fans in Innovate Wexford Park. There was only a puck of a ball in it at the final whistle but it is now the qualifier route for Kilkenny as Wexford go on to meet either Galway or Offaly in the Leinster Final.
The draw for the qualifiers takes place on Monday 26th June following preliminary 1st round game between Carlow and Laois (25th June). The winners of this game will join Limerick, Tipperary and losers of Cork/Waterford in Bowl 1. The 2nd Bowl will consist of Dublin, Kilkenny, Westmeath and losers Galway/Offaly. A further draw will take place for Round 2. A draw will also take place for Home venues for Round 1. Qualifier Rounds are scheduled for Sat 1st July and Sat 8th July with the two Round 2 winners qualifying for All Ireland Quarter-Finals on Sun 23rd July.
Ahead of the big game in Innovate Wexford Park on Saturday evening Wexford Gardai and Wexford County Board have issued advice to all those attending. Click on Read More for all the details.
Please also note that the Leinster Adult Club Div 3 Final between Windgap and Shanahoe takes place at 5pm.
The simple advice to all those travelling is to park responsibly, arrive in good time and co-operate with stewards and Gardai at all times.
The Kilkenny team will be announced on Saturday.
Terrace Tickets for next Saturday Evening's game in Innovate Wexford Park will go on public sale in Nowlan Park at the following times:
Bank Holiday Monday 5pm to 7pm
Tuesday Morning 10am to 12 Midday. [Or until stocks run out]
Tickets cost €20 for adults and €5 for children. There will be a facility for rebate for Students and Pensioners on tickets purchased for Clonard Terrace.
Please note that all stand tickets have been sold. Family tickets are available for the Clonard Terrace while adult tickets are available for the Pineridge Terrace. Any unsold tickets will be returned to Leinster GAA at midday on Tuesday.
Please note that these are the only times tickets will be available at Nowlan Park during the coming week.