Gowran Park Racecourse hosted the Kilkenny Final of the Poc Fada on a beautiful Summer's Evening. There were approximately 40 entries for the competitions held over a kilometre course down the finishing straight of the pitcuresque Kilkenny Race Track. Jamie Harkin from Bennettsbridge was the winner of the under 16 compettition while Pat Lyng from The Rower Inistioge won the adult event. Both Jamie and Pat will now represent Kilkenny in the Leinster Final next weekend on Howth Head.
Presentations were made by Bord na nOg Chairman John Byrne and County Board Chairman Ned Quinn. Refreshments were provided afterwards for all participants and their markers.
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Click HERE for images of the evening from Willie Dempsey.
The Kilkenny Poc Fada takes place at Gowran Park Racecourse on Monday evening next June 19th. THe Under 16 competition gets underway at 6pm with the adults starting at 7.30. A large entry has already been received by Development Officer Val Malone but we are still open to further entries. These should be emailed to Developmentofficer.firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
Entrants are reminded to wear their club colours and to bring another club member to act as scorekeeper. Click on Read More below for Rules.
"It is with great regret today that we learned of the death of legendary hurling coach Sean 'Georgie' Leahy a man who gave so much of his time to the promotion of our game at both Club and County level. Amongst his many achievements was that of being Manager and sole selector with his own club team James Stephens when they became the first team from Leinster to win the Senior Club All Ireland Title. Subsequently he went on to manage the Glenmore club team to their All Ireland success also. With Kilkenny he was a selector with Senior, U21 & Minor winning teams and also managed Laois,Offaly, Westmeath and Waterford senior county teams. 'Georgie was an immensely popular figure with all whom he came in contact with and will be greatly missed by hurling people everywhere.
We extend our deepest sympathy to his wife Rita, and to the Leahy family at this sad time. [Pic - courtesy Kilkenny People]
Click on Read More below for Funeral Arrangements and tribute from Barrie Henriques - Editor Kilkenny GAA Yearbook
In a very pleasant occasion on Sunday members of the Carroll Family and their guests gathered in Nowlan Park for the dedication of Aras and Ardan O Cearbhaill. The building was blessed by Mons Tommy Murphy who played with Ted Carroll on the Kilkenny team in the 60's.
Picture shows County Board Chairman Ned Quinn presenting a commemorative print to Angela Carroll.
Click HERE for images of the day courtesy Willie Dempsey.
Castlecomer Community School All Ireland Hurling Community Champions 2017. They defeated Blackwater on a score line of CCS 19pts Blackwater 1.12 in the final played in Nowlan Park on Tuesday. CCS were also All Ireland Community Champions in 2016.
Kilkenny GAA congratulates all involved in this success.
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