Kilkenny v Clare takes place on Sunday afternoon at 2pm in Nowlan Park. We have a preview, team news and betting below. If you can’t make the game follow our live score updates from the below link.
Kilkenny come into this game sitting in joint second in Division 1b despite losing to Wexford last weekend 1-16 to 1-14. They won their two previous games beating Carlow easily enough 3-21 to 0-09 and Dublin 3-21 to 0-18. Brian Cody will still have to bring the Ballyhale lads back in, whether this will this weekend of not I a not so sure. Players like Alan Murphy, Billy Ryan and Richie Hogan will need to have big games here.
Clare are the form team in Division 1b at present with three wins from three games. They hammered Carlow, beat Wexford 0-18 to 0-15 and then beat Laois last weekend. Brian Lohan will be delighted with how the Banner have gone about their business so far. This is a big challenge for them though going to Nowlan Park. They will not fear Kilkenny but will need to be at their best to win. Players like Dave McInerney, Tony Kelly and Cathal Malone will be key. Aaron Shanagher could also get a start given his impressive performance from the bench against Laois where he scored three points in a matter of minutes.
Teams have not yet been announced.
Kilkenny are favourites at odds of 4/7, Bria Lohans side are 7/4 to come out on top. For me it’s a Kilkenny win but it will be a close game for sure. There is no live coverage of Kilkenny v Clare but be sure to check out our updates.