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.
I'm going to be lazy here and ask, how many of that KK team is U21? And how many are on the senior panel too. could there be a case of players winning 3 AI medals? I know there are a few U21's on the team anyway.
I don't think anyone can be on the senior and intermediate panels. Probably a few U21 though. Awlyard for one.Kelly too I think
Yeah you can't be on the Intermediate and Senior panels at the one time.
I count 5 players on both the Intermediate and U-21 panels: Brian Kennedy, Joe Lyng, Kevin Kelly, Ger Aylward, and Cathal Kenny.
And for completeness, I count 3 players on the Senior and U-21 panels: Richie Doyle, Cillian Buckley and Walter Walsh.
I knew I would forget somebody
I think the rules for this is you can't be on another senior panel and you can't have played intercounty intermediate last year. Last years win for Clare was great although we did have some experienced players (Gilligan and Carmody) as well as some good up and coming players (Daire Keane), it's a great structure for players just on the fringe of things.
ah right. I thought I saw Wally Walsh playing Wexford, hence why I thought he might have been on all 3 panels, but now I dont see him on the intermediate, maybe I was wrong. But if not, wonder would he get 3 medals, 'IF' kilkenny were to win all 3. Might be others who have gone from intermediate panel to senior?
You are spot on. Walter Walsh played full-forward against Wexford in the Leinster Intermediate final. But he was moved to the senior panel after that, and wasn't on the panel for the AI Intermediate semi-final against Galway.
well at least I'm not losing it anyway. Any chance of any other intermediate players getting bumped up to the senior panel now? Do they train as one unit or is it completely split? I'd have thought Ger Aylward would be a better option than Walsh to be honest, but I suppose I havent seen a lot of either of them for a while now, bar the U21 v Wexford and Galway.
Tipp hammered KK in the 1st half, with the half-time score 3-09 to 0-06.
The 2nd half has just started at it's 3-09 to 0-07.
It's now Tipp 3-09 - KK 1-13!
Tipp haven't scored in the 2nd half yet. They haven't turned up for the 2nd half at all according to the radio commentary.
Tipp 3-11 KK 1-16, 51 minutes gone.
Come on Tipp!