There’s an added incentive for this year’s National Hurling League Division 1 champions.
The GAA announced on Thursday that there will be an extra prize on offer for the winners of this Sunday’s National Hurling League Division 1 final between Kilkenny and Tipperary at Nowlan Park.
The newly crowned League champions will join 2017 All-Ireland champions Galway on a trip to Australia next November where they will face each other on 11 November for the Wild Geese Trophy as part of the Sydney Irish Festival.
The match will be a headline event in what is a major two-day Irish festival at the Sydney Showground showcasing Irish culture, music, food, drink and sport over the weekend of November 10 and 11.
Meanwhile there’s strong interest in ticket sales for Sunday’s Allianz Hurling League Division 1 final at Nowlan Park.
Both of the main stands at Nowlan Park are on course to be fully sold out with supporters reminded they can save €5 if they buy stand tickets early and before match day at a cost of €25. Match day stand ticket prices are €30. Tickets for children U16 are €5. Full ticket details are here.
If you can’t make it to the match, we’ll bring it to you this Sunday at 3.30pm, live on air and online with Lahart’s Volkswagen and Skoda in Kilkenny.