Tipperary or Kilkenny hurlers will travel to Australia next November

Eamonn Wynne

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Tipperary or Kilkenny hurlers will travel to Australia next November

Tipperary's Brendan Maher and Kilkenny's Cillian Buckley will be in opposition in Sunday's Allianz National Hurling League Final at Nowlan Park.

 

The GAA has confirmed that there will be an extra prize on offer for the winners of this Sunday’s Allianz Hurling League Division One Final between Kilkenny and Tipperary at Nowlan Park.

The newly-crowned Allianz League champions will join All-Ireland champions Galway on a trip to Australia next November, where they will face each other on November 11 for the Wild Geese Trophy as part of the Sydney Irish Festival.

The match will be a headline event in what is a major two-day Irish festival at the Sydney Showground showcasing Irish culture, music, food, drink and sport over the weekend of November 10 and 11.

Meanwhile there’s strong interest in ticket sales for Sunday’s League Final at Nowlan Park.

Both of the main stands at Nowlan Park are on course to be fully sold out, with supporters reminded they can save €5 if they buy stand tickets early and before match day at a cost of €25.

Match day stand ticket prices are €30. Tickets for children U-16 are €5.

The match starts at 3.30 and will be shown live on TG4.

The referee is Galway's Alan Kelly. If required there will be extra time and a free-taking competition, with the winner to be decided on the day.