Knockout stage in Kilkenny SHC

September 21, 2018

Ballyhale Shamrocks players stand together.
©INPHO/James Crombie.

The Kilkenny SHC knockout stage starts this weekend which sees four intriguing first round matches down for decision.

The Henry Shefflin-managed Ballyhale will look to TJ Reid and Joey Holden to get them over the line against 2017 intermediate champions Ballyragget on Sunday as the race for Tom Walsh Cup honours cranks up a gear.

The other first round ties are Erins Own V Carrickshock (tomorrow), Clara V Danesfort and Mullinavat V Rower-Inistioge (both Sunday).

Meanwhile, tomorrow, city rivals James Stephens and O'Loughlin Gaels meet in the SHL final which will be preceded by the SHL Shield final between Bennettsbridge and Dicksboro.

Here are the key fixtures in Kilkenny this weekend...

Saturday 22 September

SHC first round/relegation semi-final
Erins Own V Carrickshock, Clara, 5pm

SHL final
James Stephens V O'Loughlin Gaels, Nowlan Park, 3.15pm

SHL Shield final
Bennettsbridge V Dicksboro, Nowlan Park, 1.45pm

Sunday 23 September

SHC first round/relegation semi-final
Clara V Danesfort, Pairc Sheamuis Stiophan, 12.30pm

SHC first round
Mullinavat V Rower-Inistioge, Thomastown, 2.45pm

SHC first round
Ballyhale V Ballyragget, St Johns Park, 5pm

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