Brian Cody's men claimed a Leinster Final berth for the second year in a row following an epic encounter with Wexford. The contest was a hard fought affair with no inch given by either side. The sides ended all square 1-18 to 0-21 and given Dublin had just beaten Galway in Parnell Park, both Kilkenny and Wexford will have to do it all again on June 30th with the Bob O'Keeffe the prize on offer for the victors.
Meanwhile the Kilkenny minors overcame a resilient Kildare in Newbridge to also secure a Leinster final berth against Wexford on Saturday June 29th. The opening quarter was close but Kilkenny showed their scoring power in the run up to to half time, a period that proved crucial to their win ultimately, running out 2-20 to 0-15 winners.
Both of Kilkenny's Celtic Challenge teams came up just short on the day with Kilkenny Amber losing out to Galway McDonaghs on a score of 2-25 to 0-17 while Kilkenny Black lost out to Dublin Plunketts, the final score there 2-13 to 1-10.
The Junior Footballers also took to the field in Scotland against the home side but Scotland claimed victory running out 1-15 to 0-11 point winners to claim a spot in the All-Britian Junior Football Final.
In the opening match of the day from Wexford Park Blacks and Whites were victorious over Glemore in the Leinster League Club Division 2 Final. The final score 3-12 to 1-9.
Click below for full senior match report (Trevor Spillane, Kilkenny People)
Click here for pictures from the Leinster Kilkenny v Wexford (Willie Dempsey)
Click here for pictures from the Leinster Kilkenny v Wexford (Martin Rowe)
Click here for pictures from the Leinster Club Div 2 Final (Willie Dempsey)
Nowlan Park will host a Football double header this Saturday with Kilkenny taking on London at 6pm in Round 2 of the British Junior Championship.
The game will be preceded by the Bord na nÓg Duggan Steel Under 13 Roinn A Football Final between Dicksboro and James Stephens at 4pm.
Please note that entry to the games will be to Ardan Breathnach only.
Danesfort claimed the Kilkenny Citroen Centre Minor 'A' football title on Sunday seeing off Kilmoganny on a scoreline of 2-6 to 2-5. Our picture shows team captain Peter Donohue being preseted with the cup by John Byrne.
Hard luck to Tullogher Rosbercon who lost out to Dundalk Young Irelands by seven points yesterday, exiting the Leinster JFC as a result. Tullogher secured a place in the semi-final having overcome the Wexford champions Naomh Eanna in the round 1 contest.
Click here for pictures from the Minor 'A' final.
Click here for pictures from the Tullogher's JFC game.
Kilkenny Under-16 Footballers will play Carlow in the 2nd round of the Fr. Manning Cup on Monday night at the Carlow GAA, Centre of Excellence, Fenagh. Bus leaves Woodies Car Park at 5:45. Throw in 7:30pm. Click below for full panel details.
Saturday was a busy day in Nowlan Park with the Junior Footballers involved in All-Ireland Semi-Final action against Galway. Having won out the British Championship, hopes were high that Kilkenny would make the final. Galway were strong throughout the game leading by twelve points at half-time. On the restart Galway didn't relent in the second half running out 2-22 to 2-8 winners. Kilkenny have fought a good solid battle throughout the Junior campaign this year and will no doubt re-group in the months ahead to prepare for 2019.
For match report click below (John Knox), for pictures click here.
The U-16 Football development squad played Galway as the curtain-raiser to the Junior game on Saturday, it was wondering to see 40 players tog out for Kilkenny all aspiring to wear the Black and Amber.
For match report click below, for picture click here.