In ideal conditions in Nowlan Park on Saturday Ballyhale and Erins Own were crowned Minor Champions in the Kilkenny Honda Centre Minor Championships. In the "A" decider Ballyhale and James Stephens played out a thriller in a game that ebbed and flowed. James Stephens looked to have the game in the bag but a Ballyhale goal in injury time swung the game Ballyhale's way. The Village threw the proverbial kitchen sink at them in the remaining minutes but the Balyhale defence held firm. Click HERE for match report from John Knox of Kilkenny People.
In the "B" decider Erins Own were worthy winners over Clara. A Sean Buggy goal two minutes from time proved decisive here. Click HERE for match report from John Knox of Kilkenny People. Click HERE for images of both games from Donal Foley. Click on Read More for team pics.read more
Dicksboro 3-8 Blacks & Whites 1-3
Dicksboro were full value for their win over Blacks and Whites in the J J Kavanagh and Sons Intermediate Football Final played in Bennettsbridge on Saturday. Two early Boro goals set the tone for the day and the Blacks and Whites side were playing catch up right from the start. The city side maintained that six point cushion into the half time break and were always in control in the second half limiting the opposition to just two points. Picture shows Boro captain Mikey Hayes receiving the trophy from Football Board Vice Chairman Tom Brennan
Click on Read More below for Match Report courtesy Dicksboro GAA and photos courtesy John Glynn.read more
Cillian Buckley features in the new Lucozade Sport advert "Made to Move".
Lucozade are the drinks sponsor of Kilkenny GAA and some of the advert was filmed in Nowlan Park.
Click HERE to viewread more
The Draw for the Players Training & Holiday Fund takes place at the County Final on Sunday week October 30th. That just leaves a little over a week to play your part in supporting our Senior Team who gave so much to all followers over the past year. Tickets are available in all the clubs and can be purchased HERE on line. They will also be on sale at our weekend games notably in Nowlan Park on both Saturday and Sunday.read more
Message from Lar Mc Evoy - U14 Co-Ordinator
"Well done to all who participated in the final activity of the year last Saturday in Newbridge. It is to be hoped that those games will whet the appetite for all players to gain further benefit from the squads system over the coming years. Many thanks to the mentors who lent a hand on the day and also to the parents who fell in to assist them. Also commendations to the officers of the County Bord na nOg who were so accomodating of this extra curricular venture".read more
All Kilkenny Clubs have now confirmed their participation in the 2017 National Féile and we are very thankful for their tremendous committment to the event. Clubs are now asked to make formal application before November 11th.
Click HERE for application form which must be returned to Hannah Horan, Féile na nGael, Aras Laighean., Portlaoise with a cheque for €150 before Nov 11th.read more
Fans are assured of another great weekend of club action next weekend with vital games at Minor, Junior, Intermediate and Senior level. The action starts in Nowlan Park on Saturday with the Kilkenny Honda Centre Minor Finals.Then at 4.15 the Relegation finals at both Senior and Intermediate level take place - the senior in Palmerstown and the intermediate in st Johns Park.
Then on Sunday Nowlan Park hosts a triple header with some of the counties greatest club names in action. it starts at 12.45 with the J J Kavanagh & Sons Junior Semi-Final between Barrow Rangers & Mooncoin. Then at 2.30 the first of the Michael Lyng Motors Intermediate SemiFinals gets underway with Glenmore taking on Tullogher Rosbercon. The second semi-final, featuring Carrickshock and Tullaroan, throws in at 4.15pm
We also wish Railyard all the very best in the AIB Leinster Club Intermediate Football Championship on Saturday in Castlecomer on Saturday(2pm) v Cappincur of Offaly
Click on Read More below for an hour by hour programme of games to enable you plan your attendance.read more
O'Loughlin Gaels 2-13 Rower Inistioge 0-16
Ballyhale Shamrocks 0-19 Clara 0-13
O'Loughlin Gaels and Ballyhale Shamrocks will contest the St Canices Credit Union Senior Final on Sunday 30th October. Two goals, somewhat against the run of play, just before half time put O'Loughlin Gaels in a strong position having faced the strong wind in the first half. But a battling second haf performance from the Rower side put it up to the city side. However they had enough in reserve to see out the win.
In the second game there was little between the sides as the game progressed. In the finish, a couple of well worked Shamrocks points proved the difference.
In many people's opinion in Nowlan Park it was the retired county players notably Martin Comerford and Brian Hogan for O'Loughlin Gaels and Henry Shefflin for Shamrocks who were the most influential players on view. There is no doubt that a mouth watering final is now in prospect. Watch out for match details here.
Click HERE for images of the games from Willie Dempsey.read more