Kilkenny will meet Galway in the Bord na Mona Walsh Cup final this Sunday in Pearse Stadium, Salthill.
The Cats will likely field a team similar to the ‘development squad’ side that has proven devastatingly effective in the run-up to the final. Richie Mulrooney’s youthful charges have conquered all before them – a thrilling testament to the rich talent available in the county at all age levels.
St Patrick’s Ballyragget will live the dream next Saturday evening as they walk out onto the hallowed turf of Croke Park in their bid for All-Ireland glory.
The players and selectors will represent their families, their club, their parish, and their county on the biggest stage. A close-knit band of hurlers who grew up together about to battle for the biggest prize.
Kilkenny rider James Dwyer has gained a place on the Irish team that travels to the Paralympic Games 2012, which will take place in London from August 30 to September 4.
The Mooncoin man has been riding since he was a child. He was diagnosed with bone cancer at the age of 16.