Kilkenny's next outing in the Allianz League, and our final home game, will be against Cork in Nowlan Park on Sunday March 5th with a 2pm throw in. Kilkenny now find themselves rooted to the bottom of the table and a win over Cork is seen as a must in the context of improving their position in this year's league. The remaining two fixtures are away to Tipperary in Semple Stadium on Saturday night March 11th and away to Dublin in Parnell Park on the final day of the League on Sunday March 26th.
Tickets for the game are now on sale at the usual Supermarket outlets. Supporters are again advised to purchase in advance to avail of 20% discount and to avoid queues on match day.
Kilkenny suffered a second successive defeat in the Allianz League when a rejuvenated Clare side were full value for their thirteen point winning margin over a disappointing Kilkenny side. The defeat puts Kilkenny pointless on their own on the bottom of the table and the only consolation being that all the other teams, other than Tipperary, have all lost one game. Next up for Kilkenny will be Cork in Nowlan Park on Sunday 5th March. Cork, having had an impressive opening night win over Clare, suffered a bad defeat against Dublin at the weekend.
Click HERE for match report from GAA.ie
There are four changes on the Kilkenny team to play Clare in Round 2 of the Allianz League in Ennis on Sunday. Evan Cody of Dicksboro starts in the No 2 shirt allowing Cillian Buckley to move to mid-field. In the forwards Walter Walsh and Richie Leahy both start this weekend with Kevin Kelly making his first start of the season. Conor Delaney of Erins Own and James Maher of St Lachtains are additions to the subs bench.
Supporters are again encouraged to purchase tickets at the usual supermarkets before travelling to Ennis. Click on Read More below for full team and subs.
Following their narrow one point defeat to Waterford on Sunday Kilkenny travel to Cusack Park in Ennis to take on Clare in Round 2 of the Allianz Hurling League next Sunday. Throw In is at 2pm. The game is not being televised live by TG4.
Clare suffered a 7 point defeat to Cork in their opening game in Pairc Ui Rinn on Saturday night. Neither side will want to end up pointless after Round 2 so a highly competitive game is in prospect at the recently refurbished Clare venue.
Tickets for the game are now on sale and we encourage all supporters who intend to travel to purchase your tickets in advance to avail of 20% discount and to avoid queues in Ennis on Sunday. As the admission price for students and pensioners is also €12 we would recommend that they also purchase tickets in advance at the usual Supermarket outlets.
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For the second year in a row Kilkenny has suffered a narrow defeat to Waterford in the opening round of the Allianz League. In front of a crowd of just under 9,000 a late Kilkenny rally came up just short and Waterford ran out deserving one point winners 1-15 to 0-17. Kilkenny now head to Ennis next Sunday to play Clare who also suffered a 1st round defeat to Cork.
Click HERE for images of the day from Willie Dempsey
Click HERE for images of the day from Martin Rowe
Click HERE for brief match report from GAA.ie
Click HERE to link to match commentary from KCLR with Adrian Ronan and Aidan Fogarty