Following their great win at Croke Park the Kilkenny team were given a huge welcome on their return to City West shortly after 7pm on Sunday evening. RTE's "Sunday Game" was breoadcast live from the post match banquet and Michael Fennelly was announced and presented with the Man of the Match Award. The Dublin branch of the Kilkenny Supporters Club also used the occasion to make a presentation cheque to Kilkenny GAA representing their fund-raising efforts throughout the year.
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Kilkenny have been crowned All Ireland Champions for the 36th time when they saw off the challenge of Galway in Croke Park on Sunday. Kilkenny were three points in arrears at the break but a powerful second half display saw them retain the Mc Carthy Cup on a 1-22 to 1-18 final scoreline.
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The Kilkenny team will arrive back in Kilkenny this evening with the Mc Carthy Cup for the 36th time. They are due to arrive at Kilkenny Castle at about 5.45pm and will then transfer to an Open Top Bus for transfer to Nowlan Park where they will arrive at about 6.15. Nowlan Park will open at 4.30 and a re-run of the match will be shown on 4 large screens. Live entertainmenet will be provided. Supporters are encourged to turn out in large numbers to welcome Joey Holden and this fantastic group of players.
The popular 15 KK Liam Number plate will be available inside the ground only. These will cost €5 with proceeds going to the Kilkenny Players Training and Holiday Fund. These are also now available from Hennessy Sports, Newpark Shopping Centre, Pierce Kavanagh's of Urlingford and Redbidge Service Station, Newrath, Waterford.
Kilkenny have announced an unchanged team for Sunday's All Ireland Hurling Final. Both Jackie Tyrrell and Richie Power have recovered from injury and are named in the subs.
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Tickets are now available for the Post Match Banquet at City West. Tickets cost €60 and are available from Jim Freeman on (087)2551507. The Supporters Club will be at the Open Training this Wednesday and Friday nights from 6.30pm