League final looks like selling out

KILKENNY are planning for a full house at Nowlan Park on Sunday for the Allianz National Hurling League final.

KILKENNY are planning for a full house at Nowlan Park on Sunday for the Allianz National Hurling League final.

The clash between champions, Kilkenny and great rivals Tipperary is proving a huge hit with the fans, and last night the 9,000 seater Grace Stand was sold out, bar a few tickets. The second stand was also nearly full.

“It is looking like we will have a full house,” said Seamus Reade, Events Controller with Kilkenny County Board.

Early suggestions were that the crowd would be “in excess of 15,000”, but it looks like it will be up against the 23,000 capacity. The venue has seating for 17,500 people.

When the counties last clashed in the final in 2009 the attendance in Thurles was 16,000. With the general consensus that the counties will be contenders later in the year in the championship, no one wants to miss the action this time.