Railyard 1-8 Kilmoganny 2-3
Railyard completed a three in a row of football titles when they just about got the better of Kilmoganny in the J J Kavanagh & Sons 2016 County Football Final played in Nowlan Park on Saturday evening.
Railyard got off to a somewhat lucky start when they goaled after a free came off the post. But a Ronan Coffey goal had the Kilmoganny side right back in the game after 10 minutes. Another Ronan Coffey goal just before the break had the sides level at half time 2-1 to 1-4. The sides were still level 2-3 to 1-6 enter the final minutes but two late Railyard points secured victory.
Click HERE for images of the final from Willie Dempsey
Picture shows Football Board Chairman Tom O'Reilly presenting the trophy to Railyard captain Conor Mc Donaldread more
This Saturday evening in Nowlan Park Railyard defend their championship title when they take on Kilmoganny in the J J Kavanagh and Sons 2016 County Final. Throw in is at 6pm.
Due to continued construction work at Nowlan Park admission will be to Ardan Breathnach (Ollie Walsh Stand) only from O'Loughlin Road.
Kilmoganny have the more impreesive record in their route to the final. They had a 1-12 to 2-6 win over Clara in the quarter-final and followed this up with an impreesive 3-12 to 1-5 victory over St Patricks in the semi-final. Meanwhile Railyard received a walk-over in theie quarter-final and had a narrow 0-7 to 0-6 win over neighbours Muckalee in the semi-final.
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Kilkenny 3-25 Offaly 1-13
The Kilkenny Minor Hurlers qualified for the Electric Ireland Leinster Minor Hurling Championship semi-final following a good win over Offaly in Nowlan Park on Saturday. Kilkenny eased into a 0-10 to 0-3 lead after 15 minutes and a James Bergin goal in the 22nd minute put them into a commanding lead. At the break they were 1-14 to 0-4 ahead. A Sean Buggy goal 7 minutes into the second half was the signal to empty the bench and Pat Hoban and his selectors used the remaining time to give 6 of his panel a run.
Click on Read More below for possible permutations for the semi-final.
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In Croke Park on Sunday the GAA commemorated the centerary of the Easter Rising with "Laochra" which was presented to a full house of over 80,000 after the Allianz League Football Final. Kilkenny was represented by Danesfort GAA Club, Graigue Ballycallan GAA Club and Kilfane Handball Club. Danesfort members have described it as a once in a lifetime experience and they were hugely priviliged and proud to wave the Kilkenny flag as part of the ceremony.
14 year old J J Ryan from Graigue Ballycallan was one of the children selected to read the proclamation.
Click HERE for a link to the TV presentation from TG4/Nemeton TV
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The Kilkenny Minor Hurlers get their 2016 season underway this Saturday when Offaly come to Nowlan Park for Round 1 of the Electric Ireland Leinster Minor Hurling Championship. Throw In is at 3pm and supporters should note that, due to ongoing construction work, admission will be to Ardan Breathach(Ollie Walsh Stand) with stiles open on O'Loughlin Road only.
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This weekend sees the start of the eagerly awaited club fixtures in the St Canices Credit Union Senior Hurling League, the Michael Lyng Motors Intermediate League and the J J Kavanagh and Sons Junior Leagues. The action commences on Friday evening and continues right through the weekend at venues all over the county. As usual a special weekend programme will be available covering all Senior and Intermediate games. For those attending the double header in Nowlan Park on Sxunday please note that access to the Ground is restricted to Ardan Breathnach (Ollie Walsh) Stand with stiles open on O'Loughlin Road only. This is due to continuing construction work at Nowlan Park.
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Clare put down a marker for the rest of the season with a highly impressive victory over Kilkenny in Semple Stadium on Sunday. Kilkenny were rocked by three Clare goals in a ten minute period mid way through the first half and were really cahsing the game after that.
Click HERE for match report from GAA.ie
Click HERE for images of the day from Willie Dempsey
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