Past, present and future Kilkenny Gaelic games players gathered today (Thursday) for the formal announcement of a ten-year naming right partnership that sees the home of Kilkenny GAA renamed UPMC Nowlan Park.
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For pictures from the launch please click here (Willie Dempsey)
U-15 Black and Amber Development Squad sessions take place this Saturday 7th Dec, 2019 at UPMC Nowlan Park. Please click below for full details player and session details.
Following all the weekend action, three Kilkenny Clubs claimed Leinster honours with Shamrocks seeing off St Mullins of Carlow on Sunday in the senior club final on a scoreline of 1-21 to 0-15. On Saturday Tullaroan overcame Seir Kieran in UPMC Nowlan Park running out 2-25 to 2-13 winners while Conahy Shamrocks following their trip to Wexford saw off Ballygarret-Realt na Mara 3-12 to 4-13. All three clubs now go forward to the All-Ireland series semi-finals whcih are due to be played on the weekend of January 4th and 5th. For match reports click here (Kilkenny People)
Also this weekens St Kieran's College claimed the All-Ireland Junior title overcoming Presentation Athenry on Saturday. The game ended 1-19 to 1-18 following extra-time. In the JJ Kavanagh and Sons U-21 S/F O'Loughlin Gaels secured the first spot in this years decider following a 2-24 to 0-8 victory over Dicksboro.
For photos from the AIB Leinster Senior Club Final click here (Martin Rowe)
For photos from a selction of other games this weekend click here (Willie Dempsey & Martin Rowe)
Best of luck to the three Kilkenny teams contesting Leinster Club titles this weekend. Shamrocks take on St Mullins on Sunday in the AIB Leinster Senior Club Final at 2pm. That game is fixed for MW Hire O'Moore Park Portlaoise. On Saturday Tullaroan take on Seir Kieran at 1.30 in UPMC Nowlan Park in the Intermediate final while Conahy Shamrocks travel south to Bellefield in Enniscorthy for the Junior final against Ballygarrett - Realt na Mara at 1.30pm also.
Meanwhile next weekend Mullinavat will have to travel to the Gaelic Grounds to play Mattock Rangers in the Leinster Intermediate Football final on Saturday Dec 7th at 1.30pm.
We wish all teams well.
Mullinavat secured a historic win and in so doing a place in the AIB Leinster Intermediate Club Football Final in two weeks time following a 2-10 to 1-7 win over Rosenallis of Laois on Saturday. The game was moved to MW Hire TC, Dunmore at short notice following heavy overnight rain but that certainly didn't affect the Mullinavat lads who from the off were determined to make history. Final fixture details tbc.
On Sunday Dicksboro claimed the Kilkenny Honda Centre Minor A League title following a 1-20 to 0-10 win over Dunnamaggin. The win means Dicksboro secured a minor double in the 2019 season. For pictures from both the Mullinavat and Dicksboro Vs Dunnamaggin games click here (Willie Dempsey).
Also on Saturday Shamrocks secured a JJ Kavanagh & Sons U-21 'A' semi-final spot following a 2-15 to 0-15 win over James Stephens while Dicksboro ran out 0-17 to 0-9 winners over Mooncoin to also claim a spot in the semi-finals.
Next weekend Shamrocks take to the road to face St Mullins in MW Hire O'Moore Park, Portlaoise on Sunday at 2pm, while Tullaroan will face Seir Kieran in UPMC Nowlan Park on Saturday at 1.30pm. Also on Saturday Conahy Shamrocks will take on BallyGarrett Realt na Mara in Bellefield, Enniscorthy at 1.30pm. We wish all the teams well in their respective Leinster Finals.