The details for the victorious homecoming of the Kilkenny senior hurling team this evening have been confirmed.
Festivities kick off at 4pm in Nowlan Park, with music and big screen entertainment. Live music will be provided by the Kilkennys, and Ross and the Mighty Cats.
Edwina Grace will once again act as MC. Fans will be able to re-live some magic moments on the big screens, including action from the big match.
The team will arrive in Kilkenny at around 5.30pm and will take an open top bus ride from the Parade in Kilkenny via Rose Inn Street, over John’s Bridge, through John Street, then via Hebron Road, arriving at Nowlan Park for around 6.30pm. There will be some traffic disruption, but there will still be local access for the residents of the Castle Road area and O’Loughlin Road/Assumption Place.
Officials are asking that people arrive as early as possible at Nowlan Park, and co-operate fully with all stewards. The entrance to Ardán Breathnach (old stand) at O’Loughlin Road will be closed to the public throughout, but all other entrances will be fully open from 4pm.
Proceedings will come to a close shortly after 7pm, with a final rendition of the Rose of Mooncoin.