An in-form Wexford hurling side welcomes Brian Cody’s Kilkenny team to Wexford Park this Sunday.
Having already played Kilkenny in the Walsh Cup and met them in Nowlan Park in the National Hurling League, this meeting will mark their third of at least four of their 2018 clashes.
So far, it’s honours-evens between Fitzgerald’s Wexford side and Kilkenny, with the Yellowbellies coming out on top in the Walsh Cup final, while the Cats defeated Wexford in the following League game.
Now, with a league final place at stake, both managers will be going all-out to attain the win, in a game that would further whet the appetite for more success when the Model County travels to Nowlan Park in the Leinster Championship.
Once the NHL fixture was confirmed, a large crowd was expected – but the demand for tickets is astonishing. By Thursday evening, Wexford Park sold 10,000 tickets – and ticket sales have shown little signs of stopping since then.
While tickets are selling at an alarming rate, Wexford Park does have a capacity of approximately 17,000 people – and a sell-out looks unlikely. But, on the other hand, we would recommend leaving a bit early to ensure you get a good seat!
While Fitzgerald and the Yellowbellies are taking it one game at a time, 2018 has provided the Yellowbellies with a brilliant opportunity to end their NHL drought – and to claim silverware in the top-tier for the first time since 1973.
Pre-purchased tickets cost €15 and can be bought online here, while they can be also bought from Supervalu and Centra among other national retailers.
Tickets are also available for the game on the day at an increased cost of €20 for adults.