O'Loughlin Gaels 2-08 James Stephens 0-9
Rower Inistioge 2-10 Dicksboro 0-11
In two somewhat surprising results in Thomastown on Saturday O'Loughlin Gaels and The Rower Inistioge qualified for this year's Kilkenny Honda Centre Minor A County Final in two weeks time. Defences very much dominated in the first game with only 4 points coming from play. However, O'Loughlin Gaels hit two crucial goals to edge out James Stephens 2-08 to 0-09. After a low scoring opening half in the second game, where Dicksboro held a narrow two point lead at the break, this game really came to life in the second half. A goal from Sean Grace midway through the half gave the Rower side the confidence to push ahead and roared on by their vociferous supporters they had a well merited 5 point victory at the finish.
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Next Sunday Nowlan Park hosts the St Canices Credit Union Senior Hurling Semi-Finals. Up first at 2pm will be the clash between an up and coming Clara side and St Martins who had a good win in the quarter-final over a fancied James Stephens team. Then at 3.30 2012 champions Ballyhale Shamrocks put their title on the line against neighbours Carrickshock in an eagerly awaited tie. With a plethora of county stars on view this double header is sure to whet the appetite of all Kilkenny supporters.
Admission next Sunday and for the remaining Sundays in October will be €15(Adults) and €10(Students and Pensioners)- under 16's are free. Admission is by ticket only for adults and these will be on sale at the usual kiosks outside the ground. Cash will be accepted at the designated Student and Pensioner stiles.
Kilkenny will again play Offaly in next year's Leinster Senior Hurling Championship with the winners playing Galway or round robin runners up in the semi-final. As Kilkenny played Offaly in Tullamore this year it is expected that the 2014 quarter-final will be played in Nowlan Park. Dublin have a bye to the other semi-final where they will meet the winners of Wexford or round robin winners.
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The death has ocurred of Michael (Micky) Walsh of Waterford and formerly of Slieverue. Micky won a Kilkenny Senior Championship medal with his club in 1954. He was a member of the 1957 Kilkenny team that won the All Ireland that year against Waterford and was also on the team defeated by Waterford in 1959. Micky subsequently moved to Waterford and played club hurling with Mount Sion. He was on the Waterford Senior side defeated by Kilkenny in the 1963 Final.
Kilkenny GAA extends its sympathy to his family. Ar Dheis Dé Go Raibh Sé.
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