The eagerly anticipated replay of the Michael Lyng Motors Intermediate Hurling Final between Bennettsbridge and St Patricks goes ahead this Saturday at 3pm in Nowlan Park, Admission will again be €10 for adults and €5 for Students and Pensioners with under 16's free of charge. Following the highly entertaining and high scoring drawn game there is sure to be a huge crowd at Nowlan Park for more of the same this weekend.
The winners play Coill Dubh - the Kildare Senior champions - in the AIB Leinster Intermediate Club championship on Sunday at 1.30pm at a Kilkenny venue to be confirmed.
In an attractive double header both the J J Kavanagh and Sons Junior Final between Glenmore and Kilmacow and the St Canices Credit Union Senior Hurling Final between Clara and O'Loughlin Gaels will be played in Nowlan Park next Sunday October 25th. With the hour changing next weekend the Junior game throws in at 1.15 with the senior game at 3.15.
Admission will be by ticket only - €15(Adults); €10(Pensioners/Students); Under 16's are free of charge. Adult tickets can be purchased in advance at the usual Supervalu and Centra outlets.
Between the two games the Rower Inistioge 1968 County Championship team will be honoured - See separate story on this home page. Entertainment will also be provided by St Patricks Brass and Reed Band and their weekend guests the Friendship Band from Northern Ireland.
This Sunday, on the occasion of our County Final, the 1968 Rower Inistioge Team will be honoured. To coincide with the event a 32 page souvenir brochure will be on sale at the nominal cost of €4. This includes reports on all the championship games of the Kilkenny 1968 championship culminating with the final against the legendary Bennettsbridge team of the 60's. The team will be introduced to the crowd after the Junior Final on Sunday.
Click on Read More below for an extract from the book showing the championship records for 1968.
This coming weekend sees another feast of club action in Nowlan Park. First up will be the J J Kavanagh and Sons Junior Semi-Final Double Header on Saturday. Kilmacow play Dicksboro in the first semi-final at 2.30 and this will be followed by the clash of Glenmore and Mooncoin at 4.15. Then on Sunday we will have the Michael Lyng Motors Intermediate Final at 4.15. The start time of this game should comfortably allow those who wish to view Ireland's Rugby quarter-final ample time to make it to Nowlan Park for the eagerly awaited tie between All Ireland Junior Champions of 2012 St Patricks and 2015 Bennettsbridge.
Admission on both days will be by Ticket Only. Tickets will be on sale at Sales Units adjacent to the stiles. Adults will cost €10 with Pensioners/Students €5. Under 16's are free of charge. As with last Sunday's senior semi-finals holders of the Kilkenny Plus Season Tickets can have their cards scanned at the appropriate stiles.
Following impressive wins in their respective semi-finals Bennettsbridge and St Patricks will clash in the Michael Lyng Motors Intermediate Hurling Final in Nowlan Park next Sunday October 18th. The game throws in at 4.15pm which will give all supporters the opportunity of watching Ireland's Rugby World Cup Quarter-Final on TV [1pm to 3pm].
The Intermediate winners will play Coill Dubh of Kildare in the AIB Leinster Intermediate Club Championship on the following Sunday (October 25th) at a Kilkenny venue.