It’s not too often that All-Ireland senior football championship action takes place in Kilkenny, but there’s a home for it at UPMC Nowlan Park this coming June bank holiday weekend.
With major upgrade works taking place at St. Conleth’s Park in Newbridge, leaving Kildare’s grounds closed for 18 months, the Lilywhites’ home games have to take place outside of the county. As such, Kilkenny GAA headquarters will open its doors again to another big ball game as Kildare take on Dublin in round two of this year’s All-Ireland senior football championship.
A 2016 clash between the Dubs and Laois brought close to 20,000 fans to town, a figure expected to be reached again this coming bank holiday weekend, and with Kilkenny already expected to be hopping with The Cat Laughs Comedy Festival, there’s sure to be a bumper atmosphere
That game is booked for Saturday 3 June with throw-in details to be confirmed.