The Kilkenny Under 21 Team for Wednesday evening's Bord Gais Energy Leinster Final against Wexford in Innovate Wexford Park has been announced. Brian Ryan and his selectors have been able to name senior panelists Diarmuid Cody and Chris Bolger, who have both recovered from injuries, in the starting line-up. Dicksboro's Kevin Kenny is named at corner forward.
The Under 21 side required a last minute goal to get past Dublin in the quarter-final and were hanging on in the end over a rampant Carlow side in the semi-final. Wexford had impressive victories over Kildare and Offaly on their way to the final and will start as firm favourites on their home turf to make it three Leinster titles on the trot. Throw in is at 7.30pm and admission is €10 and €5(Students/Pensioners) with under 16's free. Click on Read More below for full team and panel.
Both Kilkenny Minor and Senior teams secured Leinster titles in Croke Park on Sunday and lined up All Ireland Semi-Final appearances on August 9th.
Click HERE for Senior Match Repot from GAA.ie
Click HERE for Minor Match Report from Leinster GAA
Click HERE for Images of Senior Game from Willie Dempsey
Click HERE for Images of Minor Game from Willie Dempsey
See details of Under 14 Squad games v Tipperary on Tuesday next. and Dublin on Saturday 11th July
Watch out for further squad news as it becomes avaiable.
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Best of luck to The Graigue Ballycallan Ballad group who have been invited to sing in Croke Park on Sunday during half-time in the Minor Match on Leinster Final Day. We have no doubt they will do both Graigue Ballycallan and Kilkenny proud! The group also repreesented Kilkenny in the Leinster Scor Finals.
The group is made up of: Trish Power, Anne Ging, Nicola Molloy, Tracy Millea, Mary B Dunphy, Vinny Cleere and Alex McCluskey!
Both Kilkenny Managers, Brian Cody and Pat Hoban, were in the happy position of naming unchanged teams from the original selections for their respective semi-finals two weeks ago, when the teams were announced after training this Friday evening. That means that Colin Fennelly, who was a late withdrawal for the Wexford game, resumes his No 14 position with John Power reverting to the subs bench. Lester Ryan, who was unavailable for the semi-final due to an ankle injury returns to the match day panel.
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Kilkenny supporters are encouraged to arrive in Croke Park to support the Minor team as they try to retain their Leinster title against Dublin. Throw In here is 2pm.