O'Loughlin Gaels completed the clean sweep of under age titles when they added the Kilkenny Citroen Minor A Football championship to the titles won in 2014. Picture shows Bord na nOg Chairman Willie Dempsey presenting the trophy to O'Loughlin Gaels captain Eoin Croghan.
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Following the results for both teams in Round 1 last weekend there is huge interest in the Allianz League game between Kilkenny and Dublin in Nowlan Parlk next Sunday. Admission is by ticket only - Cash will not be taken at Stiles. Tickets cost €10 for Adults if purchased before midnight on Saturday night (€15 on day of match). Students/Pensioner tickets cost €10. Children under 16 are free and do not require tickets but must enter through designated Juvenile stiles. Season ticket stiles will be nos 16-18 Hebron Road and No 28 O'Loughlin Road. Supporters are urged to purchase tickets in advance at the usual Supervalu and Centra outlets and avoid queues outside Nowlan Park on Sunday. Next Sunday also marks the re-opening of Ardan Breathnach following storm damage this time last year. The new roof, with two pillars rather than 4 in the previous structure, also has translucent panels in the roof. The old press box has been replaced by a new media area.
The Kilkenny team will be announced here on Friday night.
Last Sunday was a proud day for Bennettsbridge parish as their hurlers captured the AIB All Ireland Junior Hurling title with a very comprehensive win over Fullen Gaels from Lancashire. The team were roared on by a hugely enthusiastic following from both trhe Bridge and the wider Kilkenny hurling community.
Click HERE for match report from GAA.ie
Click HERE for images of the day from Willie Dempsey
Click on Read More below for Team Photo
Following two impressive wins in Round 1 this weekend the Kilkenny v Dublin Allianz League game is now a very attractive fixture in Nowlan Park this coming Sunday. The match also marks the re-opening of Ardan Breathnach almost 12 months to the day when the roof was destroyed by Storm Darwin. The stand will also incorporate a new media centre with facilities for Radio/TV and Print Journalists.
Admission to Nowlan Park is by ticket only. Tickets are on sale in advance at the usual Supervalu and Centra outlets at the discounted price of €10 saving €5 on match day prices. Season Tickets can be scanned at stiles 16-18 on Hebron Road and Stile 28 on O'Loughlin Road.
Kilkenny 1-22 Cork 2-17
Kilkenny hit the ground running in Pairc Ui Rinn on Saturday evening and sent the Kilkenny supporters in the near 9000 crowd home in great spirits looking forward to the season ahead. They lead by two points at the break and following a commanding 3rd quarter were 8 points to the good entering the last 10 minutes. But two late Cork goals made for an edgy finish but Kilkenny were full value for their two point victory.
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Click HERE for images of the game from Martin Rowe