Kilkenny 1-25 Dublin 0-16
Kilkenny delivered a fine second half performance to see off Dublin in the Leinster Senior Hurling Semi-Final in O'Moore Park, Portlaoise on Saturday evening. They now go on to play either Galway or Offaly, who meet in the second semi-final next weekend, in the Leinster Final in Croke Park on Sunday 3rd July.
Click HERE for match report from GAA.ie
Click Here for photos from Willie Dempsey
Click HERE for photos from Martin Rowe
The Kilkenny team to play Dublin in Saturday evening's Leinster semi-final against Dublin has been named. It shows 5 changes from the side that lost to Clare in the Allianz League semi-final. Shane Prendergast and Richie Hogan arte both ruled out due to injury. Paul Murphy returns to the full back line and Cillian Buckley reverts to his usual wing back berth. Conor Fogarty returns from injury to partner Lester Ryan at midfield. Michael and Colin Fennelly also return after injury to take the two central roles in the attack while Eoin Larkin makes his firat appearance of the year. Mark Bergin from O'Loughlin Gaels is named on the bench.
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Kilkenny begin the defence of their Leinster and All Ireland titles when they take on Dublin in the Leinster Semi-Final in O'Moore Park this coming Saturday at 7pm. Tickets for the game are now on sale at the usual Supermarket outlets throughout the city and county. There will be no public sale of tickets in Nowlan Park for this fixture.
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Both Kilkenny Minor and Senior teams secured Leinster titles in Croke Park on Sunday and lined up All Ireland Semi-Final appearances on August 9th.
Click HERE for Senior Match Repot from GAA.ie
Click HERE for Minor Match Report from Leinster GAA
Click HERE for Images of Senior Game from Willie Dempsey
Click HERE for Images of Minor Game from Willie Dempsey
Both Kilkenny Managers, Brian Cody and Pat Hoban, were in the happy position of naming unchanged teams from the original selections for their respective semi-finals two weeks ago, when the teams were announced after training this Friday evening. That means that Colin Fennelly, who was a late withdrawal for the Wexford game, resumes his No 14 position with John Power reverting to the subs bench. Lester Ryan, who was unavailable for the semi-final due to an ankle injury returns to the match day panel.
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Kilkenny supporters are encouraged to arrive in Croke Park to support the Minor team as they try to retain their Leinster title against Dublin. Throw In here is 2pm.