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
Click HERE for photos from Danesfort GAA
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.
Click on our Fixtures Page above for all the times and venues.
At half time at the Allianz League Quarter-Final in Nowlan Park on Sunday Kilkenny GAA honoured the St Kierans College Team who earlier in the week had captured the school's 21st title and completed a three in a row between 2014 and 2016. Led by captain Tommy Walsh from Tullaroan the players and mentors were introduced to the crowd by County Board Chairman Ned Quinn.
Click HERE for match report from GAA.ie on their historic win over Ard Scoil Ris
Picture shows captain Tommy Walsh with the Croke Cup.
There was a very encouraging turn-out in Hotel Kilkenny last week of Club Officers from all over the county at the 1st session of the Club Leadership Programme.
The next module takes place this coming Monday night March 21st again at Hotel Kilkenny at 7.30pm.
There will be guest faciltators looking after the role of Chairperson, Secretary, Treasurer and PRO. Because these sessions are Role Specific it should be a very worthwhile exercise especially for newly elected officers in our clubs. We encourage all officers to avail of this great opportunity. Click on Read More below for more details.
Kilkenny GAA's 4th Annual Race Day takes place this Saturday March 19th at Gowran Park. This is one of our major fund-raisers for the Senior Players Training and Holiday Fund. A feature of this year's event will be the presence of Kilkenny All Ireland winning captains going back to 1963. Members of the current squad and the Liam Mc Carthy Cup will also be present. Last year an under 12 and under 14 Long Puck competition proved to be a tremendous success and will be repeated again this year. Weather forecast is excellent for the week so why not come out and enjoy a great Kilkenny GAA day out.