Both Kilkenny Managers, Brian Cody and Pat Hoban, were in the happy position of naming unchanged teams from the original selections for their respective semi-finals two weeks ago, when the teams were announced after training this Friday evening. That means that Colin Fennelly, who was a late withdrawal for the Wexford game, resumes his No 14 position with John Power reverting to the subs bench. Lester Ryan, who was unavailable for the semi-final due to an ankle injury returns to the match day panel.
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Kilkenny supporters are encouraged to arrive in Croke Park to support the Minor team as they try to retain their Leinster title against Dublin. Throw In here is 2pm.
Ticket prices and packages have now been announced for the Leinster Minor and Senior Finals on Sunday week 5th July. Tickets are now on sale at the usual Centra and Supervalu outlets. They are also available to purchase on-line at GAA.ie - Click HERE for link to the ticket purchasing page.
Tickets will also be available through many of our clubs early next week.
There will also be a Public Sale in Nowlan Park on Thursday 2nd July from 6pm to 8pm.
Click on Read More below for full details of prices and a list of Supermarket outlets in this area
Season Ticket Holders will receive an email re printing off tickets for this game.
Senior training sessions on Wednesday and Friday, both at 7pm, will be open to the public with admission to Ardan de Gras only. Enter via Hebron Road.
The Kilkenny Intermediates are the fourth county side in 10 days to play in a Leinster Semi-Final. They play Galway in Tullamore on Wednesday evening with a 7.30pm throw in. The winners will play Wexford in the Leinster Final in two weeks time.
The Kilkenny team was announced after training this evening and the stand-out news is the selection of Michael Rice at centre forward. Click on Read More below for full team and panel.
We will have score updates from Tullamore on our Twitter feed @KilkennyCLG
Kilkenny GAA wishes Pat O'Grady and his team all the very best.
Last weekend was a great one for Kilkenny Football and it is probably fitting that the J J Kavanagh & Sons Senior County Final between great rivals Railyard and Muckalee rounds off the week. Many of the team that captured the British Junior Football Championship will be in action in Nowlan Park on Saturday evening - throw in 7pm. Last weekend also O'Loughlin Gaels won Division 6 of Feile Peil and Danesfort reached the final of Division 10. And in a recent Primary Schools Blitz in Nowlan Park involving Wexford, Carlow, Laois and Kilkenny two Kilkenny teams reached the final and this was the third year in a row that this happened. It was also heartening to see the enjoyment our under 10's had when they played football on the occasion of recent Festival of Games in Nowlan Park. Admission to Nowlan Park on Saturday evening will be just €5 with Ardán De Gras side only open
Kilkenny made football history on Saturday when they were crowned British Junior Football Champions with a 2-7 to 0-8 win over Scotland in Edinburgh. Kilkenny suffered a heavy defeat to the same opposition in the semi-final in 2014. They now play Connacht champions Mayo in the All Ireland Semi-Final a game which will be played in Nowlan Park on July 25th. Picture shows Kilkenny captain Caleb Roche of Railyard accepting the trophy in Edinburgh on Saturday.
Click on Read More below for brief match report and overview of Kilkenny's involvement in the British Championship,
To make it a great weekend for football in Kilkenny we send our congratulations to O'Loughlin Gaels who won the Div 6 Féile competition and Danesfort who were finalists in Div 10. Both teams won all their group games.