Ballyhale 1-18 Kilmallock 1-6
Ballyhale captured their 6th All Ireland Club title in style at Croke Park on St Patricks Day and gave Kilkenny hurling a timely boost. A Colin Fennelly goal coming up to half time was the decisive score and the Ballyhale men saw out the second half comfortably to finish out champions on a 12 point winning margin.
Click HERE for match report from GAA.ie
Click HERE for images from Willie Dempsey
Click HERE for images from Martin Rowe
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The Kilkenny Minor Football Panel will train again at the MW HIRE Training Centre in Dunmore next Saturday as preparations begin for the 2015 Leinster Championshipon Thursday evening 19th March at 7pm. Click on Read More below for panel names.
There are three changes on the Kilkenny team to play Tipperary from the side that lost to Galway last weekend. Jackie Tyrrell replaces the injured Michael Walsh in the full back line. Brian Kennedy comes in at wing back for Padraig Walsh who is injured, Mark Kelly moves to midfield in place of Willie Phelan and Ger Aylward starts at corner forward.Richie Hogan, who came off in the Galway game with a hamstring strain, starts at centre forward. Joe Lyng returns to the match day squad having served a one match suspension. Click on Read More below for full team.
Supporters travelling to Semple Stadium are encouraged to purchase tickets befor midnight on Saturday to avail of €5 discount.
In answer to a number of queries from Season Ticket Holders who intend travelling to the Club Final on St Patricks Day please note the following message from Croke Park Ticket Office:
"Season ticket holders need to print off their tickets for St. Patricks Day. They can do this by logging into their on-line account and claiming their ticket via 'Special Purchases' The season ticket cards will not be accepted at the turnstiles on the day."
The Annual North v South Challenge for the Jim Farrell Cup kick started the Junior Hurling season at the weekend. The South Selection had a narrow 0-14 to 0-13 win in the game played in Bennettsbridge.
Picture shows North Board Chairman Donal Brennan presenting the cup to the South captain Richie O Neill of Kilmacow.
Click on Read More below for more photos courtesy Willie Dempsey