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With Kilkenny and Malahide both being tipped for rugby honours this season, it was great to see both sides clash at Foulkstown earlier this afternoon.

With Malahide’s kicking not serving them too well in the first half, Kilkenny went into the break 14-0, running out eventual winners at 19-12 following a late flurry from Malahide.

Here’s a look at some shots from the sidelines.

John Carey was the referee for today’s game. Elsewhere in Division 1B, Gorey racked up 42 points against Tullow (42-12) Longford beat Carlow 23-13 and Wicklow overcame Newbridge at Ashtown Lane 23-12. Kilkenny’s next outing comes on Sunday next away to Carlow at Oak Park.

For more on the club, check out KilkennyRugby.com or follow @KilkennyRFC on Twitter.