Nowlan Park being considered for NHL semi-final
Kilkenny's Nowlan Park could be one of the venues for the Allianz National Hurling League semi-finals.
The 'Park is being seriously considered to host what should be a huge crowd puller between All-Ireland champions, Tipperary and Wexford on Sunday week.
Wexford, who are managed by Davy Fitzgerald, are the big crowd pullers at the moment having won promotion from Division IB and following up with a commanding quarter-final win over All-Ireland finalists, Kilkenny, yesterday in Nowlan Park.
The former Clare star has suggested he would love to bring his team back to Kilkenny for the semi-final, suggesting it is one of the best hurling venues in the country.
Over 14,500 fans packed the 'Park yesterday for what was a thrilling encounter, and early indications are that the Wexford/Tipperary game could draw close to 20,000, given any sort of favourable weather.
Meanwhile, Wexford's win over Brian Cody's team has cast the upcoming Leinster championship in a totally different light.
The counties could clash in a provincial semi-final in Wexford Park on Saturday, June 10 if the Slaneysiders come through a quarter-final meeting with a team from the Round Robin series, which seems most likely given current results.
When it was put to Brian Cody that the advantage for any possible championship clash was now with Wexford after yesterday's game he didn't agree.
“I certainly won’t be looking at it like that in the slightest," Cody insisted. "Pitches never bother me, where the match is on, if this was in Wexford Park it wouldn’t bother me. The game is out on the pitch, and the venue isn’t relevant."