In keeping with the policy shown from the start of the season Brian Cody and his selectors continue to mix the old with the new in the selection to play Dublin in Parnell Park tomorrow evening. David Herity gets the nod in goal on this occasion with a complete change in the full back line of Paul Murphy, Brian Hogan and Tomás Keogh. The wing backs also change from last week with Tommy Walsh and Joey Holden coming in. Cillian Buckley and Richie Hogan switch their positions from last weekend to form the midfield partnership. Colin Fennelly and Eoin Larkin both return to man the half forward line with Walter Walsh while both Jonjo Farrell and Mark Kelly are retained and joined by Aidan Fogarty in the full line. This weekend Henry Shefflin is also listed in subs. Click on Read More below for full team.
Following their win over Galway last Sunday Kilkenny have a quick turnaround this week as they face Dublin in Round 4 of the Allianz Hurling League in Parnell Park(7pm) this Saturday night. A win for Kilkenny would give them 6 points and should be enough to see them through to the quarter-finals. Dublin sandwiched a win over Clare between losses to Galway and Waterford and will be doing their utmost to move out of the relegation zone.Tickets for the game are available until 4pm on Saturday at the discount rate of €10 from the usual Supermarket outlets and Kilkenny supporters travelling to the game are urged to have their tickets purchased in advance. The Kilkenny team will be announced as usual on Friday night after training.
Following on from a very successful Kilkenny Final of Scór in The Set Theatre recently we are delighted to report that Graigue Ballycallan Club, representing Cill Chainnigh, were successful in their semi-final outing in Oulart the Ballagh at the weekend. The Ballad Group of Tracey Millea, Anne Ging, Trish Power, Mary B Dunphy and Nicola Sheppard and Solo Singer Nicola Sheppard will now take part in the Leinster Final in Westmeath on March 24th and we wish them the very best of luck. For report on Kilkenny Scór Final click on Read More below
Brian Cody and his selectors maintained their policy of trying out new players in this Round 3 game of the Allianz National Hurling League played in front of 8,496 patrons in Nowlan Park on Sunday. Kilkenny seemed well in control for long periods of the game but a Galway goal from a penalty ten minutes from the end followed by another 4 points to Kilkenny's single point reply left a single score between the sides at the end. Kilkenny were ahead 2-11 to 0-8 at the break - a Richie Hogan goal just on half-time giving them a level of comfort. But a five point return in the second half, albeit against a strong wind, will be a bit of a concern for Kilkenny management. Next up is an away game to Dublin next saturday in Parnell Park at 7pm. Tickets available from usual sources at €10. For images of the day, courtesy Martin Rowe and Willie Dempsey, click HERE. For match report, courtesy GAA.ie, click HERE
Kilkenny CBS 2-13 St Kierans 0-13
Kilkenny CBS retained their Leinster Colleges title with a well merited 2-13 to 0-13 win over great local rivals St Kierans. Two first half goals from Jamie Byrne left the CBS in a commanding position at half time 2-8 to 0-5. Despite playing against the wind in the second half the CBS boys managed to maintain that 2 goal advantage to the end. St Kierans will now play in the All Ireland Quarter Final next weekend. Watch out for details later. For images of the day, courtesy Martin Rowe and Willie Dempsey, click HERE.