The ’Park could yet host Leinster semi

Late on Saturday evening Kilkenny will known exactly who their opponents will be in the Leinster senior hurling championship semi-final.

Late on Saturday evening Kilkenny will known exactly who their opponents will be in the Leinster senior hurling championship semi-final.

The replay of the Dublin versus Wexford quarter-final has been fixed for Parnell Park on Saturday, and the winners will get a shot at the All-Ireland and National League champions at a venue to be decided on June 23.

Nowlan Park could be the venue if Wexford get through.

Jack Guiney’s late point from a free earned Wexford a replay after an exciting clash in Wexford Park last Saturday evening. This time it is Dublin’s turn to enjoy home advantage when they host Liam Dunne’s men.

The counties last clashed in a Leinster championship replay (it was a semi-final) in 2008 when, after drawing in Nowlan Park (Wexford 2-13, Dublin 0-19), the Slaneysiders won the replay in Croke Park by 2-15 to 1-15.

Prior to that, their previous championship draw was played in the 1994, which was the Leinster quarter-final. Wexford also won that replay by 3-22 to 1-11 in Nowlan Park.

If the ’Park comes into play for the semi-final it would be a huge plus for Kilkenny and their fans, who already hosted a magical Nationale League final at the venue last month.