Kilkenny Battle for Leinster Final Spot

by on the 15th of May 2019

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Saturday 18th May 2018

Leinster Senior Championship Semi Final

Kilkenny v Westmeath

Nowlan Park @7pm

Saturday 18th May 2018

Leinster Intermediate Championship Semi Final

Offaly v Kilkenny

St Rynaghs Gaa, Banagher @1pm

Kilkenny will Aim to make it back to the Leinster Final on June 2nd as they Face Westmeath in the Semi Final of the Senior Championship. It’s the first meeting of the pair ever in Senior Championship. Kilkenny played Dublin in the Quarter Final and ran out comfortable winners by 16 points. Miriam Walsh was on fire that day and Ann Downey will be hoping that the Tullaroan player can keep the scoring form up against Westmeath. From a total of 6-14 score against Dublin 6-11 came from play which will make Downey very happy. Westmeath had a comfortable win over their neighbors Meath in their Quarter Final clash. The Lake County women earned the right to participate in the Senior Championship having won the Intermediate title in 2018. Downey might be a tad nervous as to what Westmeath will bring to the table but she will be looking to put a good run of form together leading in the All Ireland Championship in June. Its great that the game will be played in Nowlan Park and at 7pm Saturday evening it gives a chance for supporters to come along and support the team.

Kilkenny will also contest the Intermediate Semi Final with an away game in Offaly. Kilkenny last won the title in 2015 and Aine Fahey’s women will be looking to change that stat this year. Having reached the League Final this year Faheys charges are on a good run of form despite that League Final loss. She has been building a team since the All Ireland win in 2016 and like Ann Downey she will be hoping hear team can perform leading into their All Ireland Series. Offaly has never won the Intermediate decider and will be hoping that they can also get to the Leinster Final this year. Kilkenny are used to playing in St Rynaghs having beaten Galway in the League Quarter Final earlier in the year so they will be acustomized to the surroundings of the venue. Throw in in Banagher is 1pm.

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