There are four changes on the Kilkenny team to play Clare in Round 5 of the Allianz Hurling League at Nowlan Park on Sunday. Tomas Keogh and Willie Phelan man the wing back positions. Joe Lyng comes in at midfield where he will partner Brian Kennedy. Kevin Kelly takes the no 14 shirt with John Power starting at centre forward. Robert Lennon(Bennettsbridge) and Clara's Conor O'Shea and Chris Bolger are added to the match day squad for the first time. Click on Read More below for full team.
Supporters are reminded to avail of the €5 discount by purchasing tickets at usual Supermarket outlets before Sunday.
Kilkenny entertain 2013 All Ireland Champions Clare in Nowlan Park next Sunday. Although Clare currently share the bottom of the table with Kilkenny they can still qualify for the Quarter-Finals with a win over Kilkenny and a Galway defeat of Dublin in Parnell Park. Kilkenny are destined to play in the Relegation Playoff on Sunday 29th with either a home tie with Dublin or a toss for venue with Clare. In a novel arrangement the Clare team and supporters are travelling to Nowlan Park by train this Sunday.
Reduced price tickets for the game at €10 are available until Saturday evening from the usual Supermarket outlets. The Kilkenny team will be announced as usual after training on Friday evening.
Ballyhale 1-18 Kilmallock 1-6
Ballyhale captured their 6th All Ireland Club title in style at Croke Park on St Patricks Day and gave Kilkenny hurling a timely boost. A Colin Fennelly goal coming up to half time was the decisive score and the Ballyhale men saw out the second half comfortably to finish out champions on a 12 point winning margin.
Click HERE for match report from GAA.ie
Click HERE for images from Willie Dempsey
Click HERE for images from Martin Rowe
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The Kilkenny Minor Football Panel will train again at the MW HIRE Training Centre in Dunmore next Saturday as preparations begin for the 2015 Leinster Championshipon Thursday evening 19th March at 7pm. Click on Read More below for panel names.
Tipperary 2.22 Kilkenny 1.13
Tipperary were full value for their 12 point win played in front of over 10000 spectators in Semple Stadium on Sunday. With only two points in the bag heading in to the final league game against Clare in Nowlan Park next Sunday Kilkenny can not now qualify for the closing stages of this year's Allianz League. Cork and Tipperary on 6 points have already qualified and can be joined by two of Dublin Galway or Clare. Dublin meet Galway next weekend with the winners moving on to 6 points and qualification. Both would also qualify with a draw. Clare can still qualify if they beat Kilkenny and Dublin fail to beat Galway.
Click HERE for images of the day from Martin Rowe,