Sunday next sees the arrival of Dublin to UPMC Nowlan Park for the first round of the 2020 Allianz hurling league. Throw-in is at 2pm and it promises to be a fantastic game to get the hurling jouney for 2020 started.
Online ticket sales are now suspended, tickets still for sale in selected Centra and Supervalu stores. Pre-purchase Adult price is €15 euro, on the day price is €20. Concession tickets - students/OAPs can be purchased on the day only. We strongly advised patrons to pre-purchase adult tickets to avail of the 25% saving and to speed up entry to the ground on the day. Season tickets are still available and can be purchased here. This is the last week in which they can be purchased.
We ask supporters attending on the day to please park responsibly, UPMC Nowlan Park is located in a residential area. Designated car parks are O'Loughlin Gaels GAA Club, McDonagh Junction Shopping Centre, KIlkenny County Council Car Park, off Maudlin Street. See maps by clicking below.read more
UPMC Nowlan Park was the venue on Monday night for the St Canice's Credit Union Senior hurling league draw, the Michael Lyng Motors Hyundai Intermediate draw and the JJ Kavanagh & Sons Junior draw for 2020.
For pictures from the draw click here (Willie Dempsey)
For St Canice's Credit Union Senior hurling fixtures click here
For Michael Lyng Motors Hyundai Intermediate hurling fixtures click here
For JJ Kavangh & Sons Junior hurling fixtures click hereread more
Following an action packed weekend in Croke Park for the AIB club finals all three Kilkenny clubs have silverware on their return to journies. Congratulations to Conahy Shamrocks on their win 0-22 to 0-15 over Russell Rovers in the junior final and to Tullaroan following their 3-19 to 5-12 win over Fr O'Neills in the intermediate final on Saturday. On Sunday in the senior final Shamrocks saw off the stiff challenge of Tipperary's Borris-ileigh running out 0-18 to 0-15 winners.
For full match reports click here (Kilkenny People)
For pictures click here (Willie Dempsey)
For pictures click here (Martin Rowe)
For links to all three AIB All-Ireland Finals click belowread more
Glanbia are once again on board and enter year two of a three year partnership with Kilkenny GAA. Glanbia sponsor all teams from U-14 to Senior level and the infamous 'Avonmore' milk logo will adorn all jerseys and leisurewear while the Glanbia logo will be carried on all gearbags.
For a full press release following Thursday's photocall at Glanbia House, Kilkenny, click below.
Click here for pictures (Willie Dempsey)read more
For all the latest:
U-14 Development Squad News - updated Friday (Please note changes to times)
U-16/U-17 Development Squad News - updated Thursday
An Alcohol and Drugs Awareness evening will take place on Fri Jan 24th at 7.30pm at Tom Walsh Park. Guest speakers include John Leahy, Garda Dave Mullett and Dr Helly. All welcome.read more
The Talent Academy report led by Mick Dempsey and his team was published in Mid-December and is available below to download and read. All players, volunteers and supporters are encouraged to read this report and its findings.
To download the report click here
Tickets for the AIB Junior, Intermediate and Senior Club Finals are now on sale online at tickets.ie and in Supervalu and Centra outlets. For full ticket details for the Conahy Shamrocks Junior and Tullaroan Intermediate finals fixed for Saturday Jan 18th click here. For ticket details for the Shamrocks Ballyhale Senior final fixed for Sunday Jan 19th, click here.
Re Season Tickets: Email being issued to season ticket holders. 2019 season tickets are not valid, 2020 season tickets are valid. Season ticket cards will admit for Saturday's games but for Sunday the holder must log on and claim their ticket online, this ticket will be emailed and must be printed. Season ticket cards are not valid on the day.
The draws for the JJ Kavanagh & Sons senior, intermediate and junior football championships took place in UPMC Nowlan Park on Monday night. The first round of games will take place on the weekend of January 26th.
Click below for full details.
Re Hurling Draws: The draws for St Canice’s Credit Union Senior hurling league, the Michael Lyng Motors Hyundai Intermediate hurling league and the JJ Kavanagh & Sons Junior hurling league will take place in UPMC Nowlan Park at 8pm on Monday Jan 20th.
The county final of Scór will take place on Sunday January 26th at 7.30pm in Langton House Hotel. All clubs are encouraged to seek out enteries and to continue to grow the success of the event in recent years. Please have all enteries confirmed to Seán Breathnach by Wednesday January 22nd Feb on 086 3148370.
For a list of Scór rules click hereread more
Kilkenny's Walsh Cup campaign ended against Wexford at the semi-final stage in John Lockes Park, Callan on Sunday. The game was a tit for tat battle for the first 15 minutes when Wexford scored their first goal and from there they never looked back racking up a number of points also, to lead 0-5 to 1-8 at half time. On the restart it was Kilkenny that started the brighest and when Eoin Murphy bagged a goal from a penalty on 46 min it was only a two point game. It was Wexford however that pushed on and sealed the win with a second goal on 55 min, the final score 1-9 to 2-18.
For full match report click here (John Knox, Kilkenny People)
For pictures click here (Willie Dempsey)read more