Following a coin toss in Croke Park on Monday Kilkenny will entertain Offaly in Nowlan Park on Sunday 3rd April in the Allianz League Quarter-Final with a 3.45pm throw in. The winners will play either Clare or Tipperary in the semi-final. This follows Kilkenny's win over Dublin which saw them finish up on top of the Division 1A table on 8 points.
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There are five changes on the Kilkenny team to play Dublin in Round 5 of the Allianz League in Nowlan Park on Sunday. Brian Kennedy (St Lachtains) starts at corner back. Lester Ryan, who replaced the injured Conor Fogarty early in the Pairc Ui Rinn game last weekend, continues at mid-field. James Maher, Jonjo Farrell and John Power all start in the forward line this weekend. Joe Lyng and Liam Blanchfield have been added to the match day squad.
Click on Read More below for full team. Supporters are again encouraged to purchase their tickets before Saturday evening at the usual Supervalu and Centra outlets to avail of €5 discount on adult prices.
With another fine day forecast for Saturday the Kilkenny GAA Race Day promises to be a very enjoyable day out for all the family.
We have an entry of over 50 participants in the under 12 and under 14 Long Puck competitions. Participants should check in to the Kilkenny Supporters Club Wagon at the Race Course before 2pm on Saturday. First rounds will take place near the old grand-stand at Parade Ring end of complex. Participant's parent/club coach should act as score-keeper. Under 16's have free admission to the day and clubs should have a supply of tickets for adults. Three qualifiers in each age group will play off in the final in front of Grand Stand between Races 4 and 5.
Thanks to all the clubs who supported this aspect of our Race Day - Enjoy the Day!
There was a very encouraging turn-out in Hotel Kilkenny last week of Club Officers from all over the county at the 1st session of the Club Leadership Programme.
The next module takes place this coming Monday night March 21st again at Hotel Kilkenny at 7.30pm.
There will be guest faciltators looking after the role of Chairperson, Secretary, Treasurer and PRO. Because these sessions are Role Specific it should be a very worthwhile exercise especially for newly elected officers in our clubs. We encourage all officers to avail of this great opportunity. Click on Read More below for more details.
This Sunday Kilkenny welcome Dublin to Nowlan Park for a top of the table clash. Both teams plus Waterford are on 6 points and all have qualified for the quarter-finals. What's at stake on Sunday is our likely opposition in the quarter-finals. If Kilkenny win they will most likely play Offaly or Wexford in the quarters whereas a loss to Dublin would put Kilkenny in 3rd place in the table and a tie against either Clare or Limerick. In any case it is a huge leap from this time last year as they faced up to Clare in a do or die game to retain Div 1A status.
Supporters are again reminded that construction work continues at Nowlan Park and the Terrace remains closed. All three seated stands will be open. Supporters are again encouraged to purchase tickets in advance to avail of €5 discount and to avoid queues on Sunday.
This game is not being covered live or deferred on TV.
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