There are five changes on the Kilkenny team to play Clare in the Allianz League Semi-Final on Sunday. In defence Jackie Tyrrell and Joey Holden replace the injured Paul Murphy and Robert Lennon. Padraig Walsh also returns in the half back line releasing Cillian Buckley to mid-field in place of Michael Fennelly. Up front T J Reid and Richie Hogan return replacing the injured Colin Fennelly with Liam Blanchfield moving to the subs bench. Conor Delaney(Erins Own), Michael Rice(Carrickshock), Joe Lyng (Rower Inistioge) and Alan Murphy (Glenmore) come in to the match day squad.
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Kilkenny Minor Footballers entertain Wexford in the Electric Ireland Minor Football Championship in Nowlan Park this Saturday. Throw in is at 3pm and Ardan Breathnach (Ollie Walsh Stand) will be open for this game. Admission is €10 for Adults with Students and Pensioners costing €5. Under 16's are free.
The Kilkenny team was selected after training last evening.
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On the following Saturday the Minor Hurlers will be in action against Offaly also in Nowlan Park.
The eagerly awaited Allianz League Semi-Finals take place this Sunday at Semple Stadium. The action gets under way at 2pm when Limerick take on holders Waterford. This will be followed at 4pm with the clash of newly promoted Clare and Kilkenny.
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Kilkenny 6-20 Offaly 0-14
Kilkenny had a very comfortable win over Offaly in the Allianz League quarter-final played in front of a crowd of almost 5,000 in Nowlan Park on Sunday. They now play Clare, who had a narrow win over Tipperary, in the semi-final on Sunday April 17th. The second semi-final sees Waterford playing Limerick. These games now fixed for Thurles with Kilkenny v Clare throwing in at 4pm.
Click HERE for match report from GAA.ie
Click HERE for images of the day from Willie Dempsey
Click HERE for images of the day from Martin Rowe
At half time at the Allianz League Quarter-Final in Nowlan Park on Sunday Kilkenny GAA honoured the St Kierans College Team who earlier in the week had captured the school's 21st title and completed a three in a row between 2014 and 2016. Led by captain Tommy Walsh from Tullaroan the players and mentors were introduced to the crowd by County Board Chairman Ned Quinn.
Click HERE for match report from GAA.ie on their historic win over Ard Scoil Ris
Picture shows captain Tommy Walsh with the Croke Cup.