James Stephens and Dicksboro will go head-to-head once again on Sunday as the Revise.ie U19 A Hurling Championship reaches its conclusion.
A talented James Stephens side narrowly got the better of Thomastown in a breathless quarter-final back in August, eventually coming out on top on a scoreline of 3-18 to 3-14.
They had to wait more than two months for last weekend’s semi-final clash with Erin’s Own and despite trailing by a single point at the interval, the home team secured a place in the decider with a deserved 0-20 to 0-11 victory.
Dicksboro proved too strong for fellow city club O’Loughlin Gaels in the last-eight as they ran out 1-21 to 1-15 winners.
They comfortably bested Mooncoin by 2-23 to 0-10 in the semi-final as they made yet another underage decider this year.
This weekend’s final is somewhat of a revenge mission for James Stephens, having lost the Under 15 and Under 17 finals to their city rivals earlier this season, although Seamus Dwyer’s senior team did get the better of Dicksboro in a highly competitive semi-final.
Sunday’s final throws-in at 2pm in UPMC Nowlan Park with tickets available here.
Elsewhere, the JJ Kavanagh & Sons U21 championship continues this weekend.
In the E semi-final, Fenians play host to Emeralds at 1.30pm on Saturday with the Blacks and Whites awaiting the winner in the final after they saw off Slieverue in their semi-final clash.
There are two games at 2pm on Saturday.
In Canon Kearns Park, Erin’s Own face Mooncoin in the A quarter-final, while Graigue Ballycallan and Rower-Inistioge will be hoping to advance to the B final when they meet at MW Hire Dunmore.
There are a further two semi-finals on Sunday.
In the C championship, Kilmacow are at home to Carrickshock at 2pm and Graignamanagh go up against Tullaroan at 2.30pm in Dr Tierney Park in the last-four of the D championship.
There is also a game in the Leinster Intermediate Football Championship as Mullinavat take on Shandonagh at 1.30pm on Saturday in John Locke Park.
Michael Aylward’s men defeated Offaly’s Bracknagh in the first round and will be hoping to better their 2019 run when they lost the provincial decider by a single point to Mattock Rangers.
Full live commentary of that game will be on KCLR’s Kilkenny frequency at lunchtime Saturday afternoon.
Kilkenny GAA fixtures (November 5th and 6th):
Saturday, November 5th
Fenians vs Emeralds – 1.30pm in Johnstown – JJ Kavanagh & Sons U21 E Hurling Championship semi-final
Erin’s Own vs Mooncoin – 2pm in Canon Kearns Park – JJ Kavanagh & Sons U21 A Hurling Championship quarter-final
Graigue Ballycallan vs Rower-Inistioge – 2pm in MW Hire Dunmore – JJ Kavanagh & Sons U21 B Hurling Championship semi-final
Mullinavat vs Shandonagh – 1.30pm in John Locke Park – Leinster Intermediate Football Championship quarter-final (Live on KCLR)
Sunday, November 6th:
James Stephens vs Dicksboro – 2pm in UPMC Nowlan Park – Revise.ie U19 A Hurling Championship County final
Kilmacow vs Carrickshock – 2pm in Kilmacow – JJ Kavanagh & Sons U21 C Hurling Championship semi-final
Graignamanagh vs Tullaroan – 2.30pm in Dr Tierney Park – JJ Kavanagh & Sons U21 D Hurling Championship semi-final