Kilkenny beat Tipperary in opening league match of 2011

Tipperary 1-10 1-17Kilkenny, Semple Stadium, Saturday at 7.30pm

Kilkenny gained revenge on their All Ireland conquerers Tipperary, with a seven point victory in their opening Allianz National Hurling League game in Thurles tonight.

In wet and windy conditions, Brian Cody’s men hit five successive scores before the interval to move into a 0-13 to 1-07 lead.

Colin Fennelly’s early second-half goal put the cats six points in front and as the weather got worse, the home team could not bridge the gap.

Richie Hogan top scored with 0-10 for the winners, while Pa Bourke (0-04) and Gearoid Ryan (1-00) led the home side’s scoring.

More to follow

Tipperary (Allianz HL v Kilkenny) – Darren Gleeson, Paddy Stapleton, Padraic Maher, Conor O’Brien, David Young, Conor O’Mahony, Hugh Maloney, Brendan Maher, Shane McGrath, Gearóid Ryan, Pa Bourke, Noel McGrath, John O’Neill, Patrick Maher, Timmy Hammersley.

Kilkenny (SH v Tipperary, Semple Stadium, Saturday, 7.30pm): David Herity, John Dalton, JJ Delaney, Paul Murphy, Tommy Walsh, Jackie Tyrrell, PJ Delaney, Michael Rice, John Mulhall, Richie Hogan, Michael Fennelly, Aidan Fogarty, Colin Fennelly, Eddie Brennan, TJ Reid.

Subs: Colin McGrath, Michael Kavanagh, Conor Fogarty, James ‘Cha’ Fitzpatrick, Pat Hartley, Niall Walsh, Mathew Ruth, Eoin Murphy, Michael Murphy, Eoin Guina.


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