Kilkenny again thrilled their fans with a 2-17 to 0-20 win over arch rivals Tipperary in today's Allianz League Final in Nowlan Park. A crowd of 21,447 turned out at a resplendent Nowlan Park to witness the 16th League Title. Two goals from "Man of the Match" Michael Fennelly in the first half were to prove crucial as the Cats reached half time 2 points to the good having played against a strong breeze in the first half. Tipp were level by the 50th minute thanks to scores from Callanan and a fourth from play from Brendan Maher.However, Kilkenny reacted by scoring three of their own without reply, with Richie Hogan and Killian Buckley both opening their accounts in that spell. Tipp tried desperately to force their way back on top in the closing stages, but the Kilkenny defence held firm. Final Score Kilkenny 2-17 Tipperary 0-20. For match report, courtesy gaa.ie, and photos, courtesy Martin Rowe, click on Read More Below
There are two changes on the Kilkenny team to meet Tipperary in Sunday's eagerly awaited Allianz League Final. Both Richie Power and Walter Walsh are out with injuries. Michael Fennelly returns to midfield and Cillian Buckley starts at No 10. Michael Rice moves from Mid-Field to Centre Forward. For team click on READ MORE below.
It is now likely that all stand tickets will be sold before Sunday. The two main stands are now fully booked out with Ardan O Cearbhaill moving fast. Tickets are still available at Supermarket outlets.
Also a reminder that the Minors take on Wexford in the Leinster Championship in Nowlan Park tomorrow at 3pm.
The Kilkenny team to play Wexford in the Electric Ireland Leinster Minor Championship in Nowlan Park on Saturday has been named. For team click on Read More below. The game throws in at 3pm and following an impressive win over Laois two weeks ago there is renewed optimism for this grade in 2013. Admission on Saturday will be to the old stand only through stiles 28 to 31 on O'Loughlin Road. Admission will be €10 and €5 concessions.
Tickets for next Sundays League Final
Are selling out
Ardan de Gras (Hebron Road Side) all Sold out.
Ardan Breathnach (O'Loughlin Road Side)Limited Number available
and Ardan O’Cearbhaill - new stand behind Country End Goal available
don’t be disappointed, purchase online now or through ticket outlets
With the first round of the local championship now done and dusted all eyes are now firmly focussed on next Sunday's Allianz National League Final in Nowlan Park. It has also been announced that the Kilkenny Tipp game will be preceded by Irish Daily Star National Camogie League Final between Wexford and Cork.
Stand tickets will cost €20 if purchased in advance- a €5 discount on the match day price. Tickets will now be sold on both Tuesday and Wednesday nights in Nowlan Park from 7pm to 9pm. They are aslo available at Supermarket outlets right throughout Kilkenny or on line from www.tickets.ie or www.gaa.ie. For further details click on Read More below.