It could be two All Ireland finals in July for Kilkenny GAA.
Last year congress passed that All-Ireland JFC will be contested only by the finalists from the British JFC, Kilkenny, and New York.
The footballers of the Marble City have to beat London comprised of home-grown English players tonight in the semi-final of the Junior Championship to qualify for the Final in Croke Park on Sunday. It will act as a curtain-raiser for the All Ireland Semi-Final clash of Dublin and Kerry.
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That is just a two-day turnaround for Christy Walshe’s men who have won three All-Britain Junior Football County Championships in just seven years. The last success comes in 2018, with any chance of more titles being curtailed obviously by the pandemic.
Kilkenny Hurling All-Star Paul Murphy will don the black and amber once again.
The other semi-final will throw in before the Kilkenny game with Warwickshire and New York. Entry is free into Abbottstown tonight with a throw-in for the Kilkenny game at 7 pm.
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