Tipperary will play Kilkenny in the 2012 All Ireland Intermediate Hurling Championship Final on Saturday September 1st at 6pm in Semple Stadium, Thurles. The ref is James Owens (Wexford) and extra-time will be played if the match ends in a draw.
The match was originally scheduled to be played in Dr Cullen Park, Carlow but both Tipperary and Kilkenny felt that the venue would do nothing to attract a decent attendance. Both teams agreed to a toss of the coin which the Premier County won.
Kilkenny are taking part in the first of 3 All-Ireland finals in the 2012 season and will be hoping to win their 4th AI Intermediate hurling championship. They were runners-up to Clare last year and last won the Michael Cusack cup in 2010. The KK team consists of players from junior and intermediate club sides.
Tipp have won the AI Intermediate hurling championship 5 times overall, but their last appearance in the final was back in 2002, and they last won the competition back in 2000. Tipp's team is composed of players who are not on the senior panel.
1. Richie O’Neill (Kilmacow); 2. Mark Phelan (Glenmore); 3. Alan Walsh (Mooncoin); 4. Jason Corcoran (John Lockes); 5. Brian Kennedy (St. Lachtains); 6. Bill Beckett (St. Lachtains); 7. Luke Harney (Kilmacow); 8. Joe Lyng (Rower Inistioge); 9. Paul Murphy (Blacks & Whites); 10. Niall Walsh (Slieverue); 11. Rory Hickey (Lisdowney); 12. Kevin Kelly (St. Patricks); 13. Robbie Walsh - Capt. (Danesfort); 14. John Joe Farrell (Thomastown); 15. Ger Aylward (Glenmore).
Subs: 16. James Maher (St. Lachtains); 17. Pat Hartley (Tullogher Rosbercon); 18. Michael Malone (Mullinavat); 19. Padraig Phelan (Emeralds); 20. Niall Doherty (Galmoy); 21. Jeff Brennan (St. Patricks); 22. Cathal Kenny (Barrow Rangers); 23. Niall Kennedy (Blacks & Whites); 24. Bill Staunton (St. Patricks).
Manager: Pat O’Grady. Trainer: Pat O’Neill. Selectors: P.J. Kenny, Tom Murphy.
1. James Logue (Ballingarry); 2. Gerry Walsh (Carrick Swan); 3. Kevin O’Gorman (Thurles Sarsfields); 4. Christy Coughlan (Templederry Kenyons); 5. James Barry (Upperchurch Drombane); 6. Eddie Connolly - Capt. (Loughmore Castleiney); 7. Ronan Sherlock (Silvermines); 8. Michael Gleeson (Thurles Sarsfields); 9. Paudie White (Clonoulty Rossmore); 10. Seán Carey (Moyle Rovers); 11. Damien O’Brien (Burgess); 12. Joe Gallagher (Kildangan); 13. Kieran Morris (Moycarkey-Borris); 14. Michael Heffernan (Nenagh Éire Óg); 15. David Butler (Drom and Inch).
Match commentary will be on KCLR and Tipp FM. Hogan Stand might have text updates/commentary.
Match betting: Tipp 4/7; KK 6/4; Draw 10/1.