Kilkenny hurling lost one of its greatest stars last week when Tommy O'Connell sadly passed away. Kilkenny GAA extend our sympathies to his family, friends and all those who shared a pitch with him.
Click below for an interview with Tommy O'Connell by Jim Fogarty some years ago.
The annual Kilkenny Senior Hurlers Race and Family Fun Day will take place on Monday June 3rd at Gowran Racecourse. There will be seven top class races on the day, with a best dressed competiton for both ladies and gents. There will also be a BBQ and garden party with lots of family fun activities such as Boucy castles and Bungee Runs.
Gates open at 12pm, first race at 2pm. There will be free buses from Kilkenny Castle form 12pm. Admission will be €15 but there is a 33% discount if pre-purchased on Gowranpark.ie. Concession tickets are also available through local clubs. U-16's are free.
Click here for photos from the Race Day launch. (Willie Dempsey)
The death has occurred of long time Kilkenny referee Patrick Butler or Podge as he was known to his many friends.
Podge represented Kilkenny in hurling and football, being noted as a very talented player in the latter game. As a referee he was one of the most respected and liked officials in the county taking charge of County finals at every level, up to and including senior in both codes.His involvement as an official continued right up to recently and he showed a wonderful committment to refereeing Cumann na mBunscoil games. Kilkenny County Board extends its sympathy go his wife Mary, brother John, relatives and friends.
Click below for funeral arrangements.
Saturday sees the arrival of Dublin to Nowlan Park for the opening round of the Leinster Senior Huring Championship for 2019. The game has a throw -in time of 7pm and will be preceeded by the meeting of Kilkenny and Offaly in the Leinster Minor Championship which throws-in at 4.45pm. A large crowd is expected for the double header and while tickets will be available on the day at the ground, Kilkenny GAA would like to remind supporters to purchase tickets in advance of the game where possible. Tickets are available online and through usual Centra and Supervalu outlets. Season ticket holders will be accomodated in Ardán de Grás, please enter through stiles 14-17. For all ticket information click here.
Nowlan Park is situated in a residential area and we ask supporters to park responsibly while attending games. Parking will be availble in O'Loughlin Gaels GAA Club, McDonagh Junction Shopping Centre, St Canice's Hosptial and in the Kilkenny County Council Car Park (access off Maudlin Street). Click below for a map of the stadium and car parking locations.
Kilkenny Carlow Garda division in association with Netwatch present their Divisional Garda Youth Awards, celebrating outstanding young individuals between the ages of 13 and 21 years.
Click below for full details on how to get involved.