Gaa.ie@Galway vs Kilkenny live Leinster GAA Hurling Final
Kilkenny 0-18 Galway 0-18 RECAP: Relive the Leinster Hurling Championship final
All-Ireland champions Galway travel to the capital this weekend in an effort to retain their Leinster Senior Hurling Championship.
Standing in their way is Brian Cody and Kilkenny, the county who have won this trophy more than any other in its history – 71 in total.
The Tribesmen have made an impressive start to the defence of their All-Ireland title winning their four games in the Leinster round robin group, including a convincing win over Kilkenny at Pearse Stadiun.
The Cats, however, have been much stronger in their performances since then, defeating Offaly and Wexford.
Brian Cody’s side are blooding new talents and continue to show the resilience that characterised their long-running success.
The match is set to get underway at 4pm at Croke Park and you can follow all the action right here at Irish Mirror Sport.
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What time is the match on?
Throw-in for the Leinster final will be at 4.00 pm on Sunday July 1st at Croke Park.
What TV channel is it on?
RTE will be showing live coverage of the match on RTE One, immediately after the Munster hurling final between Cork and Clare at 2. Build up starts at 1.10 pm.
You can also watch highlights of this and all of the weekend’s action on the Sunday Game highlights at show at 9.30 pm that evening on RTE 2.
People can also stream the match live on the RTE player.
What are the odds?
Galway are the favourites to retain their Leinster Hurling Championship crown at the price of 2/5.
Kilkenny are 5/2 underdogs for the match on Sunday while the draw is priced at 10/1.
What is the team news?
GALWAY: James Skehill; Adrian Tuohy, Daithi Burke, John Hanbury; Padraic Mannion, Gearoid McInerney, Aidan Harte; Johnny Coen, David Burke; Joseph Cooney, Joe Canning, Niall Burke; Conor Whelan, Conor Cooney, Cathal Mannion.
KILKENNY: Eoin Murphy, Paul Murphy, Padraig Walsh, Paddy Deegan, Joey Holden, Cillian Buckley, Enda Morrissey, Conor Fogarty, James Maher, Martin Keoghan, TJ Reid, Richie Leahy, Billy Ryan, Walter Walsh, Ger Aylward
How have both teams done so far this year?
Galway have made an impressive start to the defence of their All-Ireland crown winning all four games in the Leinster round robin group.
The Tribesmen started off with a convincing win over Offaly before they recorded a hugely impressive win over Kilkenny.
Galway and Limerick are the survivors to battle it out the Liam McCarthy Cup this weekend after a epic summer of hurling.
The new championship format may have it kinks but it served up some brilliant matches with one semi-final needing a replay and the other needing extra time.
Galway are looking to defend their All-Ireland crown with another Leinster title already in the bag.
It took all the experience of Micheal O’Donoghue’s side to eventually see off Clare in the semi-finals and they may fancy that there is still to come from their fearsome attack.
Limerick have been a revelation this year though with a mix of youth and experience.
They got over the disappointment of not reaching the Munster final by producing massive knockout wins over Kilkenny and Cork to set up the chance of their chance of getting their hands on the Liam McCarthy Cup.
These counties met in the final of Division 1B this year at Pearse Stadium as Limerick came back from an eight-point interval deficit to win.