At a very well attended book launch by Jim Walsh.
David Nowlan presented Ned Quinn with picture of James Nowlan.
The book was launched by Nicky Brennan.
Also in attendance mayor Martin Brett
Mount Leinster Rangers capped an incredible year for hurling by landing the AIB Leinster Senior Club Title in front of a 7,000+ crowd in Nowlan Park on Sunday. They got the better of Wexford side Oulart The Ballagh on an 0-11 to 0-8 scoreline. There has been an excellent relationship between the Carlow Hurling clubs and Kilkenny over many years and we now heartily congratulate Mount Leinster Rangers on their great achievement. For match report from GAA.ie click on Read More below.
Meanwhile in Tullamore the concession of two goals in the first five minutes gave Lisdowney an uphill climb that was to prove just out of their reach. They were 5 points in arrears at the break but 5 unanswered points had them level 17 minutes into the second half. But Ballinamare mustered a final effort and scored three points in the final ten minutes to see off a brave Lisdowney effort. Final score Ballinamere 2-8 Lisdowney 0-13.read more
James Nowlan, after whom Nowlan Park is named, was until recently the forgotten man of the GAA. He was the longest serving GAA president and an Alderman of Kilkenny City Council at the turn of the 19th century. He was buried in an unmarked grave in Glasnevin Cemetary after his death in Dublin in 1924. Jim Walsh of Slieverue, who always had an interest in the James Nowlan story, was instrumental in arranging for the GAA to erect a headstone in Glasnevin in recent years. Jim has now published a book - "James Nowlan The Alderman and the GAA in his Time" and this will be launched in Nowlan Park on Tuesday 3rd December by former GAA President Nicky Brennan. Jim would be delighted to see GAA supporters in Kilkenny at this launch.
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This weekend has been a memorable one for Young Irelands Club from Gowran. On Friday evening they launched the Club's ambitious Development Plan and on Saturday in Thomastown their Junior A side landed the J J Kavanagh & Sons County League title with a 0-19 to 0-10 win over the Rower Inistioge. Meanwhile O'Loughlin Gaels and Mullinavat qualified for next weekend's Under 21A County Final with wins over Erins Own and Glenmore respectively. The Final has been fixed for Nowlan Park on Sunday Dec 8th with a 2pm throw-in and will be preceded by the B Final between Bennettsbridge and Dunnamaggin. Picture shows Bord na nÓg Chairman Willie Dempsey presenting the J J Kavanagh & Son Junior A trophy to Young Irelands' Captain Ger Corcoran. For team photo click on Read More below.read more
As we enter December Kilkenny Clubs still continue to provide top class entertainment for supporters. Pride of place goes to Lisdowney who take on Ballinamere of Offaly in the AIB Leinster Junior Final in O Connor Park Tullamore on Sunday at 2pm. At the same time Nowlan Park will play host to a very novel senior decider with Mount Leinster Rangers of Carlow taking on Wexford champions Oulart the Ballagh.
On Saturday the J J Kavanagh & Sons under 21 grade sees Finals in both North and South. In Mooncoin, Glenmore and Mullinavat face each other again in the South replay after a thriller last weekend. In Freshford Erins Own take on O'Loughlin Gaels in the Northern Final. Both of these games throw in at 2pm and we will have score updates on our twitter feed.read more
On Saturday night last in Langtons the 2013 Kilkenny Minor panel and Management Team assembled for a night of celebration. Also in attendance were the parents of the players. The players were addressed by County Board Chairman Ned Quinn and Brian Cody who also presented the Leinster Championship medals. Picture shows captain James Tyrrell receiving his medal from James Stephens clubmate Brian Cody. Pat Hoban and his management team are already looking forward to 2014 and with 12 of the 2013 panel available again hopes are high for the season ahead.
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Rower Inistioge 1-9 Buffers Alley 0-10
The Rower Inistioge had to draw on all their experience to secure the Leinster Intermediate title in a low scoring game in Bellefield on Sunday. They got off to a great start and were 0-2 to 0-0 up after 5 minutes. However Buffers Alley scored the next six points as the dominated exchanges. They were still 3 points ahead at the break 0-8 to 0-5. But a David Lyng goal 5 minutes into the second half was to prove crucial. This pushed the Kilkenny side one point ahead 1-6 to 0-8. The Wexford side were ahead again with 10 minutes remaining 1-6 to 0-10. But a strong finish from the Rower when they hit three unanswered points saw them home and a deserved Leinster title. They now meet Ulster champions Clooney Gaels of Antrim in the All Ireland Semi-Final on weekend 25/26 January. For more photos, courtesy Willie Dempsey, click on Read More below.read more