This weekend we wish our Junor, Intermediate and Senior champions all the best as they take to the road in Leinster. Junior Champions Conahy Shamrocks will face Fingallians in Lawless Memorial Park, Swords at 1.30pm on Saturday. Tullaroan meanwhile will face Rosenallis on Saturday also at 1.30pm in O'Moore Park, Portlaoise. On Sunday Ballyhale Shamrocks head to TEG Cusack Park, Mullingar to face Clonkill at 1.30pm.
Also the weekend Mooncoin will take on Rathgorade/Cushinstown (Wexford) in the Leinster Intermediate football championship. That game will take place on Saturday at 1.30pm in Graignamanagh. We wish all teams the best of luck on the road and all have home semi-finals should they qualify for them.
Kilkenny’s senior, intermediate and junior champions claimed an incredible treble in Leinster titles this weekend. Junior champions Dunnamaggin got the ball rolling in Nowlan Park on Saturday with a 3-17 to 1-11 win over Meath champions Na Fianna. Graigue-Ballycallan continued this winning run by seeing off Portlaoise GAA, to claim the Leinster intermediate title. The margin of victory was eight points, 2-17 to 0-15. On Sunday the treble was completed when Ballyhale overcame the Dublin champions Ballyboden/St Enda’s in Netwatch Cullen Park in what were at times terrible conditions. The scoreboard read 2-21 to 0-11 at full time. All three teams will go forward to the All-Ireland semi-finals in the new year.
Click here for pictures from the Dunnamaggin game (Willie Dempsey)
Click here for pictures from the Graigue-Ballycallan game (Willie Dempsey)
Click here for pictures from the Ballyhale game (Willie Dempsey)
Click here for pictures from the Ballyhale game (Martin Rowe)
For match reports click read more (Reports by John Knox, Kilkenny People)
Kilkenny’s three club teams, Ballyhale Shamrocks, Graigue-Ballycallan and Dunnamaggin are contesting for Leinster titles in their respective Senior, Intermediate and Junior grades. Ballyhale overcame Wexford champions Naomh Eanna on Sunday on a scoreline of 6-21 to 4-11, Graigue-Ballycallan booked their place in the final by overcoming St Mogue’s by 2-22 to 1-11 while Dunnamaggin claimed the scalp of St Maurs to complete the lineup. All three Leinster finals are due to be played on the weekend of Dec 1st/2nd, full details to follow.
Click here for pictures from the Ballyhale Vs Naomh Eanna (Willie Dempsey)
Click here for pictures from the Graigue-Ballycallan Vs St Mogue’s (Willie Dempsey)
Click here for match reports (Kilkenny People)
Tullogher Rosbercon made the short trip to New Ross yesterday and recorded a rare football win for a Kilkenny club side in the first round of the Leinster Junior Club Football Championship.
The Southerners scores a deserved win over Wexford Junior champions Naomh Eanna from Gorey by a two-point margin. The Wexford side perhaps had one eye on the opening round of the Leinster Senior Club Hurling Championship next Sunday where they meet Camross from Laois in Portlaoise, but they really can have no complaints with the result of the game against Tullogher.
Click below for full match report of Tullogher and Mullinavat games.
It was a mixed weekend for Kilkenny Clubs in the AIB Leinster Club Championships. Try as they might Dicksboro could not cause an upset against current All Ireland Champions Cuala in Parnell Park on Sunday. St Patricks qualified for the Intermediate semi-final with a good win over Kildare side Ardclough in Newbridge. Meanwhile John Lockes continued their winning ways in a one-sided contest against Fr Daltons of Westmeath. John Lockes now play St Mogues/Fethard in the Leinster Final next Saturday at a Wexford venue. St Patricks will be away to Kiltale of Meath in the semi-final on Saturday 18th.
Click HERE for match report on Dicksboro v Cuala from GAA.ie
Click HERE for images of the Dicksboro game courtesy Martin Rowe
Click HERE for images of St Patricks game courtesy Martin Rowe