Hurling & Camogie

Kilkenny v Clare: How to watch and throw-in time for All-Ireland hurling semi-final

The Cats will hope that they can reach their third straight decider but Brian Loher’s Banner stand in their way

A composite image of Kilkenny senior captain Paddy Deegan lifting the Leinster trophy and Richie Lawlor of Clare playing against Wexford in their Quarter-final
Kilkenny and Clare will face off in this weekend's All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship semi-final at Croke Park

DEREK Lyng will hope that the Cats of Kilkenny can take their place in the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship final with a win against Munster finalists Clare this weekend at GAA HQ.

The most successful hurling county in the country, with 36 titles to their name, haven’t won the Liam McCarthy Cup since 2015 under Brian Cody.

Despite this ‘drought’ by their lofty standards, Kilkenny have made the showpiece event four times since their last title win. The last of those appearances came last year when Limerick – who have won the last four All-Ireland titles – defeated them.

Kilkenny have proved themselves to still be a strong side, winning the Leinster championship by beating Dublin in the final at Croke Park and finishing the round-robin phase of that competition unbeaten at the top.

Clare will be hoping that they can end their 11-year wait for an appearance in the final. This year, they reached the Munster final, only to be swept aside by the rampant Limerick, who were keen to stamp their authority after a historic loss against Cork.

What time is the throw-in for the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship semi-final?

Throw-in for Kilkenny’s game against Clare will be at 3pm on Saturday, July 6, with Kilkenny’s camogie side taking on Dublin in the All-Ireland senior quarter-final as a curtain-raiser. That game throws in at 12:30pm.

Where can I watch the game?

THE All-Ireland semi-final will be shown on RTÉ and also on BBC Two NI, as will the other semi-final taking place at Croke Park at the weekend, when Limerick take on Cork on Sunday (4pm).