The Kilkenny Minor and Senior teams to play in Sunday's Leinster Semi-Finals in Nowlan Park have been announced after training this evening. The senior side shows three changes from the line-up that started in last year's All Ireland Final replay. As expected Joey Holden, who captains the side, plays at full back replacing the retired J J Delaney. Ger Aylward replaces the injured Richie Power and Walter Walsh, who was on the subs bench last September, exchanges places with John Power. Click on Read More for both line-ups.
As of this evening Friday both Ardan Breathnach and Ardan de Gras are both fully booked out. There are some seats available in the new Ardan O Cearbhaill behind the country end goal and there are plenty of terrace tickets available. The advice is to purchase tickets before Sunday to avoid disappointment. The Minor game throws in at 12 noon with the senior game at 2pm.
With just 5 days to go to the eagerly awaited double header in Nowlan Park excitement is mounting as Kilkenny enter the championship for the first time in 2015. Wexford have a quarter-final win under the belts and have happy memories of their last visit to Nowlan Park when they had a hugely exciting win over Waterford in the 2014 Qualifiers.
Kilkenny GAA look forward to welcoming fans from Laois, Wexford and Kilkenny to Nowlan Park next Sunday. We encourage all those travelling to purchase tickets in advance and to arrive early. The Electric Ireland Minor Semi-Final between Kilkenny and Laois throws in at 12 noon and should be well worth making the effort to attend.
There will be a Public Sale of Tickets in Nowlan Park on Wednesday evening from 6pm to 8pm
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Kilkenny Season Ticket Holders can gain admission to the Leinster Championship games in Nowlan Park on Sunday by presenting their Season Ticket Cards for scanning at Stiles 9 to 12 on Hebron Road. Admission is to Ardan de Gras only and there is no need to print off tickets.
The first draw took place in Piltown on Thursday night and the top prize of a car went to Maura Comerford of Kilmanagh with the ticket sold by St Brigids Camogie Club. 2nd prize of €2500 Holiday went to Laura Dineen of Hugginstown the ticket sold by Carrickshock Club. 3rd prize of €600 voucher for Castlemartyr Resort was won by Alan Carroll of Templeorum the ticket sold by Piltown Club. The Club prize of €1000 went to Graignamanagh GAA Club. The next draw takes place on Tuesday 23rd June.
Kilkenny GAA would like to thank all those who purchased tickets and all the club volunteers who travelled the county to complete the sales exercise. Click on Read More below for full details.
Following Wexford's 8 point win(1-24 to 1-16) over Westmeath in the Leinster Senior Hurling Quarter-Final in Mullingar on Sunday the scene is now set for a mouth watering semi-final clash with Kilkenny in Nowlan Park in two weeks time on June 21st. The game will have a 2pm throw in. It will be a very busy couple of days on the inter-county front as the Minors play Laois in their semi-final in Nowlan Park on Saturday 20th and the under 21's play their semi-final v Carlow in Netwatch Cullen Park on Wednesday 24th. And we can also add our footballers into the mix as they will play either Warwickshire or Gloucestershire in the British Football championship semi-final on that same weekend.
Watch out for ticket arrangements for the Kilkenny v Wexford semi-final here in next day or so.