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Video highlights of Leinster Final – Kilkenny rob Galway

Kilkenny score goal with last play to beat Galway in Leinster Hurling Final 2023

Leinster Hurling final
Galway 2-26 4-21 Kilkenny Result

Munster Hurling  final
Clare 1-22 1-23 Limerick Result

Live Commentary 

5:35pm Cillian Buckley GOAL with last touch wins Kilkenny the title by 1pt.

5:34pm Galway 2pts up with a min to play

5:32pm Niland and Kevin Conney score, Galway lead by 1pt.

5:28pm Brennan puts Kilkenny ahead

5:26pm Niland from play, sides level (68min)

5:25pm Niland free, only one behind

5:22pm Paric Walsh and Conor Whelan trade scores.

5:18pm TJ Reid misses an east free. 3pts in it (58min played)

5:13pm TJ Reid puts Kilkenny 5pts up

5:09pm Jason Flynn GOAL for Galway gets then back to within 5pm.

5:07pm Eoin Cody and Walter Walsh put Kilkenny 7pts up

5:03pm TJ Reid with his 3rd free, Cats by 4pts

4:58pm Micky Butler gets the 3rd Kilkenny GOAL

4:55pm Cathal Mannion point

4:38pm Level at half time 2-09 to 1-12

4:30pm Niland free and Whelan from play, Galway by 2pts.

4:25pm Kilkenny GOAL

4:21pm Niland free puts Galway ahead

4:19pm Conor Whelan GOAL

4:17pm Kilkenny go 3pts up

4:10pm Kilkenny get level

4:08pm Mossy Keoghan GOAL for Kilkenny

4:08pm Niland free puts Galway 5pts up

4:05 TJ Reid, Niland and Cooney score

4:04pm Connannon and Whelan points, Galway by 3pts.

4:01pm Evan Niland opens the scoring for Galway with a free


The Leinster Hurling final of 2023 is poised to be a thrilling battle between Galway and Kilkenny, as both teams vie for supremacy on the hurling field. With Kilkenny aiming for a fourth successive Leinster title and Galway eager to reclaim their spot at the top, the stage is set for an epic clash.

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Impressive Performances Lead to the Final:

Both Galway and Kilkenny have showcased their mettle throughout the championship, earning their place in the final through impressive performances. Kilkenny recorded three wins, one draw, and one defeat during the ’round robin’ phase. Galway, on the other hand, demonstrated resilience with three wins and two draws, including a thrilling encounter against Kilkenny in Round 2 that ended in a 1-25 to 0-28 draw at Nowlan Park.

Key Scorers:

Galway’s top scorers heading into the final include Evan Niland, who has amassed an impressive 0-48, with 26 points from frees and 4 from ’65s’. Conor Whelan has also made a significant impact, contributing 5-5 to Galway’s campaign. Other key contributors such as Kevin Cooney, Brian Concannon, Conor Cooney, and Declan McLoughlin have bolstered Galway’s attacking prowess.

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Kilkenny’s indomitable spirit relies heavily on TJ Reid, who leads their scoring charts with an impressive 2-45. Eoin Cody, Martin Keoghan, Adrian Mullen, and Tom Phelan have also played crucial roles in Kilkenny’s journey to the final, providing valuable contributions on the scoring front.

Rivalry and History:

The Galway versus Kilkenny rivalry adds an extra layer of excitement to this showdown. This final marks the ninth Leinster final meeting between the two counties, with Kilkenny holding a 5-2 advantage, including one draw, from the previous eight encounters. The history between these teams has produced memorable battles, with Galway securing wins in 2012 and 2018, while Kilkenny emerged victorious in most previous final clashes.

Henry Shefflin’s Intriguing Subplot:

Adding to the intrigue of the Leinster Hurling final is the presence of Henry Shefflin as Galway’s manager. The renowned former Kilkenny player’s transition to a managerial role with a rival team has captivated hurling enthusiasts. Shefflin’s deep understanding of the game and his wealth of experience bring a unique perspective to Galway’s preparation for the final. His intimate knowledge of Kilkenny’s playing style, strategies, and players could prove advantageous for Galway as they seek to gain an edge over their opponents.

Galway’s Journey in the Leinster Championship:

Since joining the Leinster championship in 2009, Galway has participated in ten finals, securing three victories, one draw, and enduring six defeats. Their wins came against Kilkenny in 2012 and 2018, as well as a triumph over Wexford in 2017. However, Kilkenny has been a formidable opponent, prevailing in multiple encounters, including the finals of 2010, 2015, 2016, 2020, and 2022. Dublin also overcame Galway in the 2013 final.

Scoring Statistics and Records:

In recent championship meetings, Galway has scored only two goals against Kilkenny in their last four encounters, while Kilkenny has found the back of the net on five occasions.

Kilkenny’s record Leinster SHC Titles 

Kilkenny boasts an impressive record in terms of Leinster SHC titles, having won the championship 74 times, with their most recent victory coming in 2022. Other counties such as Dublin, Wexford, Offaly, and Laois have also claimed Leinster titles. Galway, on the other hand, has won the championship three times, with their latest success occurring in 2018.

Starting Teams 

Galway & Kilkenny starting teams for 2023 Leinster final
Galway & Kilkenny starting teams for 2023 Leinster final

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