In a new development the draws for the 2016 Club Leagues took place at convention earlier this week.
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The draws for the J J Kavanagh and Sons Intermediate and Junior Football Leagues take place in January.
The County Convention was held before a large attendance in O'Loughlin Gaels Club on Monday evening. There were no changes to the main officer positions and only one vote taken for delegates to Annual Congress. County Secretary Jimmy Walsh presented a very comprehensive annual report which ran to 21 pages. Click HERE for Secretary's Report.
Treasurer Barry Hickey presented the Financial Report showing a surplus of €263,818 for year ended 31st October 2015. Included in the figures were the receipts for 2014 County Finals, amounting to over 103,000, which took place after the 31st October deadline in 2014. Whilst acknowledging the great work of many people in contributing to the success on the financial side he cautioned the need to be vigilant. Loan repayments of 120,000 had to be met from this surplus and if you adjusted the 2014 final gates the actual annual surplus was just 40,000.
County Board Chairman Ned Quinn made a comprehensive address to delegates outlining the successes of the year and thanking all who had helped in any way to make 2015 another great year for Kilkenny.
Glenmore's game in the AIB Leinster Junior Club Hurling Final has been moved from Tullamore to their opponent home ground at Lusmagh. Please note that there will be a further pitch inspection in the morning.
Meanwhile the JJ Kavanagh and Sons Junior B League Final between Carrigeen and Danesfort scheduled for John Locke Park tomorrow will not now go ahead.
GLENMORE MATCH OFF
This children’s chapter book tells the story of how Peter, a rodent killer, cat hurler becomes friends with Ginny, a hurling loving guinea pig and how he ends up in goal for the Baile Mhic U-8 hurling team, competing for the Ollie Walsh Cup. The story reflects a typical Irish hurling summer for Peter and Ginny and their owners, 7 & 8 year old Cha & Stu.
BOOK SIGNING FRIDAY Dec 4th @4:30-6pm At KHANS BOOK STORE KILKENNY CITY
This week sees the start of the Convention season in Kilkenny. On Tuesday night at 8pm in Nowlan Park the Football Convention will be held. Then on Thursday night, also in Nowlan Park, the Bord na nÓg convention takes place.
Then next week it will be the turn of the Divisional Boards. Both conventions take place on Tuesday 8th December - the North Board in Nowlan Park and the South Board in Mullinavat. County Convention takes place on Monday 14th December in O'Loughlin Gaels Club. Clubs are asked to ensure that their clubs are fully represented at these important meetings.