There are four personnel changes and a number of positional changes on the Kilkenny team to play Galway in Round 3 of the Allianz Hurling League in Pearse Stadium on Sunday. Michael Walsh and Shane Prendergast are introduced in the full back line with Paul Murphy reverting to his usual corner back position. Willie Phelan starts at mid-field partnering Lester Ryan while John Power starts in the No 15 shirt. Padraig Walsh moves to the half back line and Richie Hogan to centre forward. Tomás Keogh, Jackie Tyrrell, Brian Kennedy and Geoff Brennan all move to the subs bench for this game. Ger Aylward is added to the subs in place of the suspended Joe Lyng.
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The annual North v South Junior challenge game for the Jim Farrell Cup takes place in Bennettsbridge this Saturday at 2pm.
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Galway and Kilkenny each have two points in the Allianz Hurling League so next Sunday's encounter in Salthill is very important to both sides. The weather forecast for the weekend is quite good at this stage and all indications are that Sunday will be an ideal day for hurling. Supporters travelling to Galway are urged to purchase their tickets in advance at the usual Supervalu and Centra outlets. There have been difficulties in the past with traffic in the Salthill area so having your ticket before you travel will simplify your entry to the stadium. Tickets cost €10 if purchased in advance (€15 on day of match). Under 16's are free. The Kilkenny team will be announced as usual here on Friday night.
The weekend provided Kilkenny with two great victories. First up on Saturday St Kierans College secured the Leinster Post Primary Schools A Hurling title with a good win over St Peters College Wexford. Then on Sunday the Piltown Camogie team captured the AIB All Ireland Intermediate Club title. Kilkenny GAA congratulates both teams on their great achievements.
Click HERE for match report on Leinster Post Primary Schools A Final from Leinster GAA.
Click HERE for match report on All Ireland Club Intermediate Camogie Final from GAA.ie
An important Information Seminar on GAA Insurance will take place in Hotel Kilkenny on this Wednesday 4th March at 7.30pm.
Insurance is a most important ALL DAY, EVERY DAY part of our Clubs and Games activities. The area covers use of Facilities, Reducing Risks, Events, Players of all ages, Spectators etc. etc.. It is often, complex, time consuming and can be both frustrating and expensive if anything goes amiss. Click on Read More below for further information.