This evening we send our congratulations to both Bennettsbridge and Glenmore who both set up AIB All Ireland Club Final appearances with impressive semi-final wins over the weekend.
Bennettsbridge had a very impressive 0-15 to 0-8 win in very difficult conditions over Wolfe tones of Shannon in Banagher on Saturday. They now meet Abbeyknockmoy of Galway in the Final in 2 weeks time in Croke Park.
Then on Sunday a huge crowd turned up at the WIT Complex at Carriganore to see Glenmore run out convincing 3-10 to 1-11 winners over Dungourney of Cork. Two Alan Murphy goals in the first half proved decisive here and with the Cork side reduced to 14 men, Glenmore comfortably held out against a strong wind in the second half. They meet Eoghan Rua of Derry in the curtain raiser in Croke Park in 2 weeks time.
Watch out for ticket details here in the coming days.
Richie Power today announced his retirement from Inter County Hurling. Click on Read More below for full statement from Richie.
Ned Quinn, on behalf of Kilkenny GAA, thanked Richie for his tremendous contribution to Kilkenny hurling and wished him well for the future. Click on Read More below for full County Board statement.
A number of important board meetings take place in the coming week. First up will be the South Board on Monday night (January 11th) in Mullinavat GAA Club at 8pm. Then on Tuesday evening (January 12th) it will be the turn of the Northern Board at Nowlan Park also at 8pm. Top of the agenda at both meetings will be the proposed changes to competitions as proposed by Northern Board Secretary P J Kenny. Click HERE for proposal details.
There will also be an important Bord na nÓg meeting in Nowlan Park on Thursday night at 8pm.
With 2015 drawing to a close thoughts are now turning to the 2016 GAA season. The start of the year will be hugely important to Intermediate Champions Bennettsbridge and Junior Champions Glenmore as they continue their involvement in the AIB Club championship.
Click on Read More below for dates for your 2016 diaries.
Nollag Shona agus Ath-bhliain Faoi Mhaise ó Choiste Chontae Ciil Chainnigh.
Kilkenny GAA wishes all our players, members, supporters, sponsors and friends a very Happy Christmas and all the very best for 2016