Kilkenny take on Laois in the second-round of the Walsh Cup on Sunday.
The Cats will be hoping to claim a second consecutive victory following last weekend’s 2-19 to 0-21 defeat of Offaly.
KCLR were there for Derek Lyng’s first game in charge in John Locke Park, Callan and we’ll be in Rathdowney on Sunday with full live commentary with Brendan Hennessy and two-time All-Ireland winner Michael Walsh on commentary duty.
We’ll be building up to the game from 1.30pm with plenty of new names sure to be making their Kilkenny debuts, while more experienced players will almost certainly be involved.
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There’ll also be half-time analysis and our post-match chat will run all the way to 4pm before we hear from both sides following the match including the new Kilkenny manager.
That’s not all, however.
On Saturday at 4pm, you can hear our exclusive interview with 2011 Hurler of the Year Michael Fennelly as he gives his take on the appointment of Derek Lyng to the managerial post in Kilkenny, his club’s chances of winning a ninth All-Ireland title later this month, Henry Shefflin’s hopes for his second season with Galway, and he reveals why he is no longer in charge of Offaly despite having a successful three-year spell as the county’s senior manager.
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From 4.20pm, Kilkenny All-Ireland winner, Graigue Ballycallan legend and KCLR analyst Adrian Ronan will give his insight on the early stages of the Lyng era, while at 4.40pm we’ll get the view from Laois with Midlands 103 commentator Pat O’Sullivan.
We’ll also have team news and a full match report on Scoreline.ie and keep an eye out on Scoreline’s and KCLR’s Twitter and Instagram accounts to see what’s happening in Rathdowney.
KCLR is the only place where you can hear full live commentaries of all of Kilkenny’s Walsh Cup, Allianz National Hurling League, Leinster championship and All-Ireland series games in 2023.