In front of a crowd of nearly 9000 Ballyhale Shamrocks proved worthy winners of the St Canices Credit Union Senior Hurling Championship with a 1-20 to 1-13 win over defending champions Clara. Ballyhale now meet Kilmacud Crokes in the AIB Leinster Club Semi-Final in Parnell Park next Sunday with a 2pm throw in. Admission to the Semi-final will be €10 for adults and €5 Students and Pensioners. Cash will be accepted at the stiles.
Click HERE for brief match report from The Score.ie
Click HERE for images of the day courtesy Willie Dempsey
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O'Loughlin Gaels rounded off an incredible year for their under-age section by completing the clean sweep of hurling titles when a goal in the dying minutes saw off city rivals Dicksboro in the Kilkenny Citroen Centre Minor A Final on a scoreline of 2-10 to 3-6
Picture shows Chairman Bord na nÓg Willie Dempsey presenting the trophy to O'Loughlin Gaels captain Huw Lawlor. Also in the photo is Cathal O Neill of Kilkenny Citroen.
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It is all systems go for the St Canices Credit Union Senior Final and the Kilkenny Citroen Centre Minor A Final in Nowlan Park on Sunday following a precautionery pitch inspection this Friday afternoon. However there are venue changes to the Minor B and C Finals on Saturday. The B final between Graigue Ballycallan and Slieverue now moves to Piltown with a 2pm throw in. Meanwhile the C final between Barrow Rangers and Carrickshock moves to Larchfield with a 2.30pm throw in.
There will be a special County Final Preview show live on KCLR 96FM this evening between 7pm and 9pm. There will be contributors from all four clubs involved in Sunday's finals together with expert analysis from some neutral observers.
The Supporters Club are this week taking delivery of our 2015 Calendar which captures in a very special way the highlights of a great year for Kilkenny Hurling. The calendars, together with Christmas Cards and special 10 year commemerative poster, will be available from the Supporters Club at the County Final on Sunday. They will also be opening in Nowlan Park for the following two Saturdays Nov 22nd and 29th between 10am and 1pm. These recent items on top of mugs, computer mouse mats, photographs, ponchos, rulers, pens, wallets and colours ensures that there is some idea for a Christmas present for the many Kilkenny Supporters this year.
Meanwhile the AGM of the Dublin Branch of the Supporters Club takes place in the Academy Hotel at 8pm this Thursday night. We encourage all Kilkenny supporters in Dublin to get along and lend their support for the work of our Supporters Club Dublin branch.