Kilkenny had to pull out all the stops to see off a dogged Limerick challenge in the All Ireland Qualifier played in front of just under 16,000 at Nowlan Park on Saturday evening. They now go into an open draw for Round 2 along with Dublin, Tipperary and Waterford. The draw will be live on RTE Radio 1 at 8.35 on Monday morning with games scheduled to take place next weekend. Times and venues will be announced on Monday.
Click HERE for match report from GAA.ie including some video highlights
Click HERE for images of the game courtesy Willie Dempsey
KIlkenny 3-16 Warwickshire 1-6
For the second time Kilkenny were crowned GAA Britain Inter County Junior Football Champions when they had a comprehensive win over Warwickshire in the final played in Birmingham on Saturday. Kilkenny came through the competition unbeaten including a one goal win over Warwickshire in the Group stages. But Kilkenny have been improving game on game and their narrow win over champions Lancashire in the semi-final set them up for their great win yesterday.
Kilkenny now go on to meet Leinster champions Meath in the All Ireland Junior Semi-Final. Watch out for details of this fixture here. Congratulations to Manager Christy Walsh, his Management Team and a great bunch of players for their great campaign in the UK. Click on Read More for Team & Team Pic courtesy GAA Britain.
The Kilkenny Minor Team to play Dublin in the Electric Ireland Leinster Minor Hurling Final in Croke Park on Sunday has been named. Click on Read More for full details.
This game throws in at 2pm on Sunday and there will be live commentary on KCLR 96FM.
We also have score updates on our Twitter feed @Kilkenny CLG
There are four changes on the Kilkenny team to play Limerick from the side that lost to Wexford. The main headline is that Michael Fennelly returns at midfield for his first game since suffering an injury against Waterford in last years semi-final. There are starts too for Joey Holden and Joe Lyng in defence whilst Chris Bolger starts in the half forward line.
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Tickets for Ardan de Gras and Ardan Breathnach are now all sold. Tickets for Ardan O Cearbhaill and the Terrace will be on sale in the usual Supermarkets tomorrow. Tickets will also be on sale outside the Ground. Supporters are also reminded not to bring bags to Nowlan Park for the game.
Following a review of safety procedures with the relevant statutory authorities, and in line with the policy now in vogue at other major venues Kilkenny GAA can confirm that patrons will not be permitted to take large bags and backpacks into Nowlan Park for the Kilkenny v Limerick Qualifier this Saturday evening.
“Smaller bags will be permitted but may be subject to searches and patrons are urged not to bring bags at all where possible. We would like to thank our patrons in advance for their co-operation with this matter and urge all supporters to arrive in good time to avoid delays”.
As of Tea Time on Wednesday Ardan de Gras has been sold out, There are still some tickets left for Ardan Breathnach but the advice is to purchase them well in advance to ensure you have a seat.
Tickets are available at the usual Supermarkets all over the County. Click on Read More below for list.