One of the great traditions built up over the years is the visit of members of the Kilkenny All Ireland winning team to the Childrens Hospital in Crumlin on the morning after the All Ireland. This year was no different and captain Lester Ryan and manager Brian Cody and a large number of the team were delighted to meet many children and their parents at the hospital. A collection was taken up at the post match banquet on Saturday night and this was presented to the hospital on the occasion of the visit. Click HERE for photos of the special occasion courtesy Martin Rowe
Following Saturdays great victory in Croke Park there will be a night to remember for all in Clara club grounds on tonight Monday. Come meet all the victorious team. Live music and BBQ from 6pm. Wear you're county colours, flags etc. All welcome.
Kilkenny County Council has announced details for the Home-Coming and Civic Reception for the Kilkenny Hurling Teams on Sunday next. Supporters are asked to note particularly the earlier arrival time of the team as opposed to the traditional Monday evening arrival we have become accustomed to. It is expected that the team will arrive at Kilkenny Castle at 4pm approx and they will then travel by open top bus with the victorious Minor team to Nowlan Park via The Parade, Rose Inn Street, John Street and Hebron Road. The Council will also honour our two Camogie teams who played in the All Ireland Finals recently. Click on Read More below for the Public Notice concerning the event from Kilkenny County Council.
Kilkenny GAA wishes all the very best to players, management and supporters as you head to Croke Park this Saturday. Fans should be conscious that this is a work day in Dublin and traffic will be much heavier than the usual Sunday match day. Again road works at Newlands Cross will cause delays especially with both sets of supporters converging on this junction. Give yourselves plenty of time to make the journey safely and avail of the various car parking facilities. Please also be aware of the location of Croke Park in a residential area and we specifically request all supporters to respect property in the environs of the Stadium.
There are three changes on the Kilkenny team to play Tipperary in the replay on Saturday from the starting line-up in the drawn game. Padraig Walsh and Kieran Joyce replace Joey Holden and Brian Hogan respectively. Up front John Power will play in the corner with Walter Walsh dropping to the subs bench.
Tipperary have announced an unchanged team after training this evening,
Click on Read More below for Kilkenny team.