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,
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Supporters are reminded that the final Training Session on Thursday evening will be open to the Public. The session is due to start at 6.30 and gates will be open from 5.30. Due to the continuing work on the Old Stand, admission will be from the Hebron Road only to Ardan de Gras. Following the session the panel will have a team meeting after which the line-up for the replay will be announced. The Supporters Club will be present behind the stand where membership, banquet tickets and players' training and holiday fund raffle tickets will all be available.
In the meantime, Clubs and Former Players should ensure that all match tickets are collected before 2pm on Wednesday as the intention is that the Office will be closed on Thursday and Friday in advance of the replay on Saturday.
Important Information re Post Match Banquet at City West
Kilkenny GAA wish to advise supporters who intend attending the Post match Banquet in City West on Saturday night that they should secure their tickets(€50) without delay. Because of other functions at City West this weekend the number of tickets for the Banquet are limited and going fast. Please contact Jim Freeman of the Supporters Club on 087-2551507. Tickets can be collected at the Open Training Session on Thursday night. Please note unused Banquet tickets for Sept 7th are not valid this weekend.