All roads lead to Croke Park on Saturday when both Mooncoin and Carrickshock strive for All Ireland Club glory in the AIB Junior and Intermediate Club Finals. First up will be Mooncoin at 3pm and they play Mayfield, the Cork and Munster champions, in the Junior decider. Then at 4.45 Carrickshock meet Ahascragh/Fohenagh of Galway in the Intermediate Final.
Tickets for the games €20 (adults) and €5 (Under 16's) are now on sale. In particular, Mooncoin supporters can purchase at Centra Mooncoin and Carrickshock supporters at Carrolls Centra Knocktopher. Discounted Pensioner and Student tickets are only available on match day at Croke Park with valid ID. Please note that seats are UNRESERVED i.e. First come first served and just Lower Deck Hogan Stand open.
At the Allianz League game in Nowlan Park on Sunday presentations were made to both Kilkenny Clubs by Kilkenny GAA Supporters Club. Click on Read More below for pics.
For the second year in a row Kilkenny has suffered a narrow defeat to Waterford in the opening round of the Allianz League. In front of a crowd of just under 9,000 a late Kilkenny rally came up just short and Waterford ran out deserving one point winners 1-15 to 0-17. Kilkenny now head to Ennis next Sunday to play Clare who also suffered a 1st round defeat to Cork.
Click HERE for images of the day from Willie Dempsey
Click HERE for images of the day from Martin Rowe
Click HERE for brief match report from GAA.ie
Click HERE to link to match commentary from KCLR with Adrian Ronan and Aidan Fogarty
Brian Cody and his selectors have announced the Kilkenny team to play Waterford in Round 1 of the Allianz Hurling League at Nowlan Park on Sunday. The team is backboned by some very experienced campaigners but sprinkled with some very exciting new talent. Padraig Walsh and Cillian Buckley both return to the defence with Clara's Conor O Shea getting the no 4 shirt. Ollie Walsh partners Conor Fogarty at midfield. Benettsbridge youngsters Sean Morrissey and Liam Blanchfield both get their chance in the forward line together with Pat Lyng who has impressed in the Walsh Cup campaign.
Click on Read More below for team and subs. Tickets for the game can be purchased until Saturday evening at the usual Supermarket outlets with a 20% discount on adult tickets. Indications are that a large crowd will be in Nowlan Park so supporters are encourage to purchase tickets in advance to avoid queues on Sunday.
The Allianz League starts this weekend and Kilkenny fans have a hugely attractive fixture in Nowlan Park when Waterford come to town. Following last years two epic encounters in the All Ireland Semi-Final there is sure to be a bumper crowd when the neighbours open their Allianz League campaigns.
Admission on Sunday is by ticket only. Tickets are now on sale at the usual Supermarket outlets and on line at GAA.ie. You can buy on line by clicking on the Match Tickets icon on the top of this page. Adult tickets purchased before midnight on Saturday will cost €12. Tickets will also be on sale around the Ground on Sunday costing €15 for adults and €12 for Students and Pensioners, Under 16's are free of charge. Please note that Season Ticket stiles will be Nos 14 to 17 on Hebron Road.
In front of a crowd of over 4,000 in Nowlan Park on Sunday Kilkenny landed the first silverware of the season when they captured the Bord na Mona Walsh Cup with a 0-20 to 0-18 win over Galway.
Click HERE for images of the game from Willie Dempsey
Click HERE for brief match report from Kilkenny People Sport