As Walsh Cup games go, demand is high for this one.
We’ve already seen bumper crowds for Kilkenny’s opening two fixtures against Offaly in Callan and Laois in Rathdowney. Now, Derek Lyng’s side head to Wexford Park on Saturday evening for the final round-robin game of the pre-season competition and it’s going to be a packed affair.
Games between Kilkenny and Wexford will draw a crowd regardless of the time of year, but on Saturday night there’s the added incentive of being the first game under new floodlights in the Wexford county grounds with a full afternoon and evening of activities planned and expected to draw big numbers.
The game was already deemed a ‘sell out’ with the main covered stand packed and over the weekend, Wexford GAA have released a limited number of Clonard Terrace tickets to cope with match demand and those tickets priced €2 for juveniles and €8 for adults can be accessed here until they’re sold.
Wexford’s win over Offaly at the weekend means that whoever comes out on top of Saturday’s game is likely to head to Croke Park on 28 January to take on Henry Shefflin’s Galway in the final of this year’s Walsh Cup, one week out from the start of the Allianz Hurling League.
If you can’t make the game, fear not, you’ll be able to catch all of Kilkenny’s games live on air this season from the Walsh Cup to the Allianz Hurling League, Leinster championship to the All-Ireland series.