Brian Hogan is the latest Kilkenny player to announce his retirement from Inter County Hurling.
Brian(33) joined the Kilkenny panel in 2004 and captained the side to All Ireland victory in 2011. Brian has 7 All Ireland Senior medals, 8 Leinster Senior medals, 6 National League medals and 4 Walsh Cup medals. He was an All Star in 2011 and 2012.
Kilkenny GAA wishes to acknowledge the tremendous contribution Brian has made to Kilkenny hurling over the past 11 years. We wish Brian and his family all the very best in his retirement from inter county fare.
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Following on last week's announcement by Tommy Walsh, Dunnamaggin's David Herity this week announced his retirement from Inter County hurling. David will continue to play for his club.
David joined the Kilkenny Senior Panel in 2008 and has 5 All Ireland Senior medals, 5 Leinster senior medals, 5 National Hurling medals and 3 Walsh Cups.
Kilkenny GAA wish to acknowledge the huge contribution David made to the success of the Kilkenny teams since he joined the panel in 2008 and wishes him the very best in his retirement.
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This Sunday was another great day for Kilkenny clubs with pride of place going to Mullinavat who are now Leinster Intermediate Champions following their narrow win over Kiltale of Meath in Navan on a 1-13 to 0-13 scoreline. Mullinavat can now look forward to a trip to Ruislip in London to take on Kilburn Gaels on the weekend of 6th/7th December in the All Ireland Quarter-Final.
On that same weekend Ballyhale Shamrocks will play Kilcormac Killoughey in the Leinster Final in Portlaoise. Ballyhale took their county final form into the Leinster Semi-Final in Parnell Park on Sunday when they had a comfortable 2-15 to 0-12 win over Dublin champions Kilmacud Crokes. Click HERE for images of the game from Martin Rowe.
In the Junior championship Bennettsbridge booked their final place with a comprehensive 1-19 to 0-11 win over Wexford champions Crossabeg Ballymurn in Enniscorthy. They now meet Offaly champions Shamrocks in Tullamore on Saturdsy 6th December. Clicke HERE for images of the game in Enniscorthy courtesy Willie Dempsey.
Tommy Walsh has today announced his retirement from Inter County Hurling.
Tommy joined the Kilkenny panel in 2002. He has 9 All Ireland Senior medals, 7 National Hurling League medals, 9 Leinster Senior medals and 9 All Stars and 6 Walsh Cups. Tommy was Player of the Year in 2009.
Kilkenny GAA wish to acknowledge the huge contribution Tommy has made to hurling both in Kilkenny and further afield. He has been an inspiration to a generation of young hurling fans and we wish him and his family the very best in his retirement.
Click on Read More below for Tommy's statement today.
The draw took place at half time at the County Final on Sunday for the Players Holiday Fund Raffle. The winners were as follows:
1st Prize: €5000 Joe Sheridan, Kells; 2nd 42" LED TV Paddy Webster, Ballycallan and 3rd 36" LED TV Tom Murphy, Rathfarnham, Dublin 15. Kilkenny GAA would like to thank all those who sold and purchased tickets and congratulate all our prize winners We are also very grateful to Electro City who sponsored the 2nd and 3rd prizes.