Our footballers got their British Junior Championship camapaign back on track when they had a comprehensive 8-18 to 1-07 win over Hertfordshire on Saturday. They now meet old rivals Scotland next Sunday in Glasgow in the quarter-final. Kilkenny lost their first game to London in the curtain raiser to the Dublin v Laois Leinster Quarter-Final in Nowlan Park on June 4th.
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Click HERE for images of the June 4th game from Willie Dempsey.
Meanwhile, for the fourth year in a row, two Kilkenny Teams contested the Primary Schools Football tournament played in Kilkenny on Friday. Teams from Offaly, Laois and Carlow participated. Kilkenny West defeated Kilkenny East in the final 5-6 to 1-7.
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.
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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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Whilst most of the focus will be on Portlaoise on Saturday earlier in the day the Kilkenny South Under 17's take on Down in the Celtic Challenge All Ireland Semi-Final. The game takes place in Abbotstown and has a 2pm throw in. The winners play in the the All Ireland Finals which will be held in Nowlan Park on Saturday 18th June.
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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