The Kilkenny team to faced Waterford this afternoon in the last round of the Allianz NHL.
Kilkenny have come out on top against Waterford at Nowlan Park.
Cathal Minogue was watching the action.
"Full time here in UPMC Nolan Park and it's Kilkenny that beat Waterford by two points, with a score of 18 points to 16.
"After a fairy dull first half, it has to be said, both teams did bring a lot more to the game in the second.
!It was Waterford who started the better and after 45 minutes they were up by three points.
"However, Kilkenny, they kept plugging away and some very sharp shooting from Billy Drennan on the frees, and good scores from Shane Walsh and on Eoin Cody, it was Kilkenny that stayed on top.
"That's the end of the road for Davy has Waterford team in this league campaign and it is Kilkenny who will meet cork next weekend in the semi-finals of the Allianz hurling league.
"In a game that took quite some time to get going, it's Kilkenny to come away with a victory.
"Full time here in Nowlan park, Kilkenny 18 points, Waterford 16."
Allianz NHL - Round 5
Full Time @KilkennyCLG: 0-18(18)@WaterfordGAA: 0-16(16)
— Kilkenny GAA (@KilkennyCLG) March 19, 2023
Allianz Hurling League from UPMC Nowlan Park@WaterfordGAA @KilkennyGAA#AllianzLeagues
Waterford : 0-16(16)
— Waterford GAA (@WaterfordGAA) March 19, 2023
Waterford Manager Davy Fitzgerald was speaking post match - he said the team were unlucky with chances.
"I'm very proud of the lads, I thought they did extremely well.
"They battled very hard, I don't think it was dirty stroke of the game.
"It was really competitive from both sides.
"We had a goal chance in the second half and there wasn't of them again.
"We had one and it's a pity we didn't take it.
"I think we were a bit unlucky today.