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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Kilkenny GAA's 4th Annual Race Day takes place this Saturday March 19th at Gowran Park. This is one of our major fund-raisers for the Senior Players Training and Holiday Fund. A feature of this year's event will be the presence of Kilkenny All Ireland winning captains going back to 1963. Members of the current squad and the Liam Mc Carthy Cup will also be present. Last year an under 12 and under 14 Long Puck competition proved to be a tremendous success and will be repeated again this year. Weather forecast is excellent for the week so why not come out and enjoy a great Kilkenny GAA day out.
Thursday 24th March (During Easter Holidays)
Fitness Testing in Gym/Hall St. Kieran’s College.
Players requested to come togged out with runners and bring a bottle of water.
Please arrive 15 minutes before your time slot.
Each session will be take one hour to complete
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In a thrilling encounter in Pairc Ui Rinn on Saturday night Kilkenny snatched victory with an injury time point from John Power. Both sides had periods of dominance and pointless Cork played some terrific hurling over the 70 minutes. But it was Kilkenny's "Never Say Die" attitude that won out in the end. After the full round of games this weekend Kilkenny find themselves in second position in the table behind Dublin and ahead of Waterford with all three teams on 6 points. All three have qualified for the quarter-finals. The fourth quarter-finalist from Div 1A will be either Tipperary or Galway with all to play for next weekend. Kilkenny and Dublin go head to head in Nowlan Park with the prize on offer a likely quarter -final against Offaly or Wexford. A loss to Dublin is likely to pit us against either LimericK or Clare in the quarter-final.
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Brian Cody has continued his policy of rotating his squad with three changes on the team to meet Cork in Pairc Ui Rinn on Saturday evening. Paul Murphy returns to the full back line in place of Jackie Tyrrell. At midfield Diarmuid Cody starts partnering Conor Fogarty with Lester Ryan moving to the bench. There is one change in the forwards where Emerald's Conor Martin gets his chance in place of James Maher. Richie Reid continues on goal in place of the injured Eoin Murphy. Chris Bolger is a new addition to the subs.
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The game throws in at 7pm and is being televised live by Setanta TV. The game will also be broadcast live by KCLR 96FM. There will also be score updates on our own Twitter feed @KilkennyCLG.