2-23 - 2-27Full Time
Kilkenny Hurlers
    Waterford Hurling
      • 75'

        Kilkenny 2-23 2-27 Waterford, Result

      • 74'

        Austin Gleeson point to put Waterford 4pts up

      • 74'

        Tadhg De Burca, Waterford lead by 3pts

      • 73'

        Paddy Deegan point

      • 72'

        Iarlaith Daly point

      • 70'

        TJ Reid point, there are 4min injury time

      • 69'

        Point of the day from Austin Gleeson

      • 68'

        TJ Reid from play, two in it

      • 67'

        TJ Reid free and its only 3pts in it

      • 66'

        It's Kilkenny 2-19 to Waterford 2-23 with five min plus injury time to play

      • 65'

        John Donnelly with a lovely score

      • 64'

        Super point by Stephen Bennett

      • 62'

        TJ Reid free, Kilkenny trail by 4pts

      • 60'

        Darragh Lyons GOAL

      • 61'

        Jack Fagan and TJ trade scores

      • 58'

        Bennett free goes wide

      • 55'

        Neil Montgomery and TJ Reid trade scores

      • 54'

        Dessie Hutchinson puts Waterford 2pts up

      • 52'

        Neil Montgomery point puts Waterford 1pt up

      • 51'

        Auston Gleeson point, its all level

      • 50'

        Jamie Barron gets Waterford within a point

      • 43'

        Bennett free, only two in it

      • 42'

        Bennett gets Waterford back to within 3pts

      • 38'

        Bennett from play and TJ Reid from a free

      • 37'

        Stephen Bennett GOAL

      • 36'

        Neil Montgomery wide, thats ten wides for Waterford

      • 35'

        Kilkenny 2-11 0-10 Waterford, Half time in Croke Park

      • 35'

        Stephen Bennett free

      • 35'

        TJ Reid free

      • 34'

        Neil Montgomery

      • 34'

        Lovely score from Bennett

      • 33'

        Stephen Bennett point

      • 32'

        John Donnelly point

      • 28'

        TJ Reid free, another Austin Gleeson wide

      • 29'

        Dessie Hutchinson point

      • 26'

        TJ Reid GOAL, Kilkenny 8pts up

      • 25'

        Stephen Bennett free

      • 25'

        Stephen Bennett free

      • 25'

        Conor Browne

      • 25'

        Eoin Cody point

      • 23'

        Another TJ Reid free

      • 22'

        Two poor wides from Austin Gleeson

      • 20'

        Calum Lyons point

      • 17'

        It's been all Kilkenny, they could be 10pts up. They have hit four wides.

      • 14'

        Stephen Bennett point free and TJ Reid free

      • 12'

        Martin Keoghan GOAL for Kilkenny

      • 10'

        Jack Prendergast point for Waterford

      • 6'

        Martin Keoghan score, Richie Hogan score, they now lead by 4pts

      • 3'

        TJ Reid point

      • 1'

        TJ Reid free

      • Waterford : Stephen O'Keeffe; Ian Kenny, Conor Prunty, Shane McNulty; Calum Lyons, Tadhg De Burca, Kevin Moran; Jamie Barron, Jake Dillon; Jack Fagan, Kieran Bennett, Stephen Bennett; Dessie Hutchinson, Austin Gleeson, Jack Prendergast. Subs: Billy Nolan, Peter Hogan, Mark O'Brien, Mikey Kearney, Patrick Curran, Colin Dunford, Conor Gleeson, Darragh Lyons, Neil Montgomery, Iarlaith Daly, Billy Power.

      • Kilkenny : Eoin Murphy; Conor Delaney, Huw Lawlor, Tommy Walsh; Padraig Walsh, Cillian Buckley, Paddy Deegan; Conor Browne, Conor Fogarty; John Donnelly, TJ Reid, Martin Keoghan; Billy Ryan, Richie Hogan, Eoin Cody. Subs: Darren Brennan, Paul Murphy, Joey Holden, Ciaran Wallace, Richie Reid, Alan Murphy, Colin Fennelly, Walter Walsh, Liam Blanchfield, Ger Aylward, Niall Brassil.


      TeamScoresLive ScoreOutcome
      Kilkenny02-23Draw, Loss, Win
      Waterford02-27Loss, Draw, Win


      The first All Ireland Hurling Semi-Final is Kilkenny v Waterford on Saturday, start time is 6pm and we have starting team news and live score commentary.


      After consecutive seasons of failing to emerge from Munster, Waterford have emerged as the surprise package in this year’s Championship. Now, Liam Cahill’s men are just one game away from competing in the final again. The last time the Liam McCarthy Cup went back to Waterford was 1959. On the other hand, Kilkenny were this year’s Leinster Champions after fighting off a strong Galway team in the final. Brian Cody’s side were the Championship runners-up in 2019. This year, he has an opportunity to go one better, but there is still a lot of work for the Cats to do.

      Waterford overcame Clare in last weekend’s quarter-final by a healthy nine points. After an opening half of breathtaking hurling, Waterford were just three points ahead thanks to Jack Fagan’s goal just before the interval. That was their third major after Dessie Hutchinson had already netted two in a scintillating individual performance. Equally as important, Waterford were successful in quenching the flaming hot Tony Kelly who hit two from play despite injuring his ankle before the game.

      After the break, Waterford’s squad depth proved instrumental as Cahill put faith in his subs to finish the job. Clare managed to go point-for-point with Waterford during the third quarter but never came within the three-point deficit. Then, when Waterford went seven ahead on 55 minutes, Clare responded with a goal. The Déise ship held firm however. The introduction of the Waterford reserves yielded no fewer than five scores. By full-time, Cahill had steered his team to a well-deserved victory.

      Previously, Kilkenny qualified for the semi-final by beating Galway in the Leister Final. Before the game, Galway were widely tipped to advance after their commanding win over Wexford. In fact, for much of the Leinster final it looked as if the tipsters were going to be proved correct. By the 55th minute, the Galwegians were five up and going from strength to strength. Then lightning struck twice in 40 seconds as the Cats goaled twice for a six-point swing. Firstly, Richie Hogan lit up the Dark Dublin sky with one of the most skillful goals scored on a Hurling pitch. Then, from the very next play, the same man set up TJ Reid who buried it into the Galway net. From there, Kilkenny were on top and Galway never recovered.

      That was Brian Cody’s 16th Leinster title but he hasn’t won an All-Ireland since 2015. Last year, they finished runners-up to Tipperary but were demolished in the final. After a sluggish start against Dubin this year, Cody’s experience has proved influential in this Kilkenny team’s improvement. There is no doubt he has his eyes firmly set on the final. But, Waterford will make him earn a place in the showdown.

      Waterford’s win over Clare was a tremendous way to bounce back from defeat in the Munster final a week earlier. They have gone from strength to strength themselves this year and will be ready to take on the Kilkenny challenge on Saturday evening. The excitement of an All-Ireland semi-final is sure to quench the fatigue of three games in three weeks.

      Regardless of how both sides enter this game, it is sure to be a fascinating watch. There has already been a lot of surprises this year and no one will rule out another.

      The game is live on RTÉ as well as Sky Sports Mix.

      Paddy Power are fancying Kilkenny to go through. The Leinster men are 4/6. In contrast, Waterford as 13/8 and a draw is 9/1.

      Prediction: Kilkenny.

      All-Ireland Hurling Championship Semi-Final: Kilkenny vs Waterford, Saturday, 28th November, 18:00 (Croke Park).


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      Date Time Season Match Day Full Time
      November 28, 2020 18:00 2020 28/11/20 70'


      Croke Park, Dublin
      Croke Park, Jones\'s Road, Clonliffe East, Ballybough B ED, Dublin 3, Dublin, County Dublin, Leinster, D01 WY49, Ireland