Kilkenny GAA is today mourning the tragic death, as a result of a farm accident, of Clara's Johnny Ryan. Johnny was an outstanding hurler with Clara and, along with his brothers Harry, Lester, and Kevin, was a member of Clara's Senior championship winning team of 1986. He captained Kilkenny to win the All Ireland Masters title in 1995 and was also a member of the winning teams in 1997,1998 and 1999.
His son Lester captained Kilkenny to victory in last year's All Ireland Senior final and along with his two other sons Liam and Tom were members of the Clara team which competed in last year's Senior Co Final.
Click HERE for a number of images from Trevor Cummins PRO Clara and from our own records.
We extend our deepest sympathy to Johnny's wife Lily, his sons Lester, Liam & Tom, his brothers Harry, Lester & Kevin, his sisters Mary, Breda & Rita and the extended Ryan Family at this sad time. Ar Dheis Dé go raibh sé.
As a mark of respect the Kilkenny Senior Hurling team has withdrawn from this year's Walsh Cup Competition. Click on Read More below for Funeral Arrangements from RIP.ieread more
In the interest of player and spectator safety the Bord na Móna Walsh Cup game Kilkenny v NUIG scheduled for Ballyraggett on Tuesday night has been deferred to Friday night at the same venue with an earlier throw in time of 7pm. This will mean that Kilkenny will have two games over the weekend with Dr Cullen Park being the venue for the next round with Carlow the opposition on Sunday at 2pm. Patrons attending the game on Friday evening are asked to be aware of the traffic disruption in Durrow due to ongoing roadworks.read more
Kilkenny GAA Development Squads Committee are continuing with their "Youth Player Development" sessions, this coming Saturday, 24th and the following Sat 31st January, in the Wallslough Sports Arena, Bennettsbridge Road under the direction of Séan Kelly.
Players, check the list attached for your time slot and as usual, please be on time. [Click on Read More below for lists].
We are also inviting any Squad Coaches, who are available, along, to take a look at the type of exercises that your players are practising, as we plan to incorporate "Maintenance" work in the sessions for the coming season, as a follow on, to the work completed with the players over the past few sessions.read more
Dicksboro 5-9 Thomastown 0-10
Dicksboro made no mistake on this occasion securing a comprehensive win over Thomastown in the J J Kavanagh & Sons under 21A County Final replay in Nowlan Park on Sunday. There was little between the sides in the opening stages and with the city side reduced to 14 men half way through the half Thomastown looked well capable of causing an upset here. But three goals in a three minute spell just before half-time finished this game as a contest. Dicksboro had an 11 point lead at the break and a super strike from Daragh Holohan shortly after the resumption cemented their win. They comfortably dealt with any threat from the Thomastown side and finished worthy champions on a 5-9 to 0-10 scoreline. Picture shows Boro captain Aaron Duggan accepting the trophy from County Board Chairman Ned Quinn. Also in the picture is Paul Kavanagh representing the sponsors. Click HERE for images from the game courtesy Willie Dempsey.read more
Kilmoganny 3-8 Ballyhale Shamrocks 3-2
Kilmoganny secured the Duggan Steel 2014 Roinn B Football championship with a well merited win over Ballyhale Shamrocks in Dunnamaggin on Saturday. On the way to the final Kilmoganny had wins over Graigue Ballycallan, Tullogher Rosbercon and Glenmore. Click HERE for images from the final courtesy Willie Dempsey. Click on Read More below for team photo.read more
The draws were made on Friday evening for the JJ Kavanagh and Sons Senior, Intermediate and Junior Football Leagues. Round 1 will be played next weekend - January 23rd to 25th. See full fixtures on our Fixtures page.
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The death has occurred of Sean Tyrrell long serving member of James Stephens GAA Club. Sean played with the club in the 1950's and was a powerful corner back and team captain when the Village won the county junior title in 1955. He went on to captain Kilkenny to the All Ireland Junior title in 1956. Following his playing career Sean devoted his life to the administrative side of th GAA. He was the club's county board delegate for half a century until he stepped down in 2008. Although rooted in the James Stephens Club Sean's family continue to play an active role in all three city clubs. Click on read more below for a further tribute from James Stephens Club.
Kilkenny GAA extends its sincere sympathy to the Tyrrell family. Ar Dheis Dé go raibh sé.
The draws for the J J Kavanagh & Sons Football leagues have been deferred to 9.15pm in Nowlan Park on Friday night.
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