League Semi Final Preview
by Vice-Chairman on the 9th of June 2021
Littlewoods Ireland Division 1 Semi Final
Kilkenny v Tipperary
Sunday 13th June
UPMC Nowlan Park
Kilkenny will take on great rivals and neighbours Tipperary in the National League division 1 semi final on Sunday in Nowlan Park. The sides haven’t met since Kilkenny beat the premier side in the All Ireland semi final in 2019 with the kittens coming out on top. There has been numerous outings between the two sides over the years with every game throwing up a classic..
Kilkenny made hard work on Offaly in their quarter final while Tipperary dispatched Offaly with ease in theirs. Kilkenny made it here with wins over Dublin and Offaly in the groups and then Limerick in the QF. Tipperary lost out to Cork in their first league game while they defeated Waterford to qualify for QF as group runner up and then dispatched Offaly in that game.
Brian Dowling will hope to keep his winning streak going and build momentum going into the Championship while Tipperary who qualified for last years League Final and didn’t get to play because of the pandemic will be hoping to Make it to the decider this year. The prize will be a League Final in Croke Park on June 20th with 3,000 spectators allowed to travel to the game. Either way it’s going to be a gigantic clash between two of the top four teams in the Country
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