The semis put Cats in big money league

KILKENNY have put themselves in line for a nice financial windfall by qualifying for the closing stages of the Allianz National Hurling League, writes John Knox.

KILKENNY have put themselves in line for a nice financial windfall by qualifying for the closing stages of the Allianz National Hurling League, writes John Knox.

Sunday’s stunning victory over Galway at Nowlan Park, which earned the All-Ireland champions passage through to the semi-finals, could be worth over €40,000 to the County Board.

The latter stages of the League are where counties make the big money that can carry them through most of the year.

And now for the second season on the trot the Cats can look forward to rich pickings from the competition.

“The important thing for the progress of the team was that we qualified for the semi-finals,” said County Board secretary, Ned Quinn, who confirmed Kilkenny were now in the big money making area of the League.

“There will be considerable financial gain for the county, but with a busy season anticipated, and hopefully the Dunmore project on the way, the money will be put to good use.”

See Kilkenny People this week.