Tickets sold out for Leinster semi-final

Kilkenny and Galway hurling fans have snapped up all available tickets for the counties’ Leinster SHC semi-final replay today.

The Leinster Council confirmed yesterday there would be no tickets available following an impressive run on sales. On Thursday, 13,500 had been sold and with the capacity of O’Connor Park in Tullamore standing at just over 16,500, they had little problem selling the rest yesterday.

Meanwhile, Cork football manager Brian Cuthbert confirmed the three dual players in his squad will be concentrating on football until the Munster SFC final.

“Since the game last Saturday they would have been with me full time,” he said last night.

“They'll have a puck around tomorrow morning and then they're with me all week. The dual thing. People are making an awful big deal about it over the last couple of months. Anyone in Thurles saw how important Damien [Cahalane], Eoin [Cadogan] and Aidan [Walsh] were for the hurlers and anyone in the Pairc the last day saw how important they were for us.

'Both Jimmy [Barry-Murphy] and I want them. The thing is. I don't have exclusive rights to anyone whether he plays hurling or football but I do have a right to pick players. We have an understanding that the lads are representing Cork in hurling and football and it's difficult yes but if it''s their wish to try it both Jimmy and I will try to accommodate them.”

TYRONE (SF v Louth): N Morgan; A McCrory, R McNamee, PJ Quinn; R McNabb, M Donnelly, P Harte; C Cavanagh, S Cavanagh; E McKenna, S McGuigan, C McGinley; D McCurry, S O’Neill, C McAliskey.

MONAGHAN (SF v Armagh): R Beggan; K Duffy, D Wylie, C Walshe; D Mone, V Corey, F Kelly; D Clerkin, D Hughes; R Wylie, C McGuinness, P McKenna; D Malone, K Hughes, C McManus.

CAVAN (SF v Westmeath): C Gilsenan; J MacLaughlin, R Dunne, A Clarke; J Hayes, J McEnroe, R Maloney-Derham; D O’Reilly, G McKiernan; M Argue, M Lyng, N McDermott; J Brady, D Givney, M Reilly.

WATERFORD (SH v Laois): S O’Keeffe; S Fives, L Lawlor, N Connors; D Fives, M Walsh, T Burke; K Moran, S O’Sullivan; J Dillon, P Mahony, A Gleeson; R Donnelly, S Walsh, C Dunford.

OFFALY (SH v Antrim): J Dempsey; N Wynne, R Hanniffy, C McDonald; K Brady, G Healion, C Parlon; C Mahon, S Ryan; S Dooley, D Kenny, C Egan; B Carroll, D Currams, J Bergin.

MAYO MFC (v Galway): M Flanagan (Balla); M Barrett (Belmullet), B Duffy (Balla), E O’Donoghue (Belmullet); J Forkan (Kiltimagh), S Conlon (Castlebar), C Kilkenny (Aughamore); G Walsh (Breaffy), M Ruane (Breaffy); S Akram (Ballaghderreen), C Hanley (capt) (Ballaghderreen), O Horan (Kilmovee); C Byrne (Moy Davitts), TJ Byrne (Kiltimagh), B Reape (Moy Davitts).

Subs: S Kilker (Belmullet), S Brennan (Claremorris), D Cannon (Breaffy), G McHale (Balla), K Hopkins (Crossmolina), D Hanley (Burrishoole), F Duffy (Crossmolina), L Byrne (Moy Davits), J Reilly (Charlestown).

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