Following the excitement of the All Ireland Semi-Final wins of last Sunday the focus moves back to the local club scene this weekend where some crucial matches will be played in the last round of games at senior, intermediate and local level. Also at last Monday's county board meeting the dates for the championship were announced.
Click on Read More below for synopsis of each competition, this weekend's games and those important championship dates.
We will have score updates on all the games via Twitter(@KilkennyCLG)
In some of the worst conditions every witnessed in the modern Croke Park both Kilkenny and Limerick gave their all in a gripping All Ireland Semi-Final before a 45,000 plus crowd on Sunday. Kilkenny came out on top in the end and the county can now look forward to another very special day on September 7th with both minors and seniors in quest of All Ireland glory.
Click HERE for images of the day, courtesy Willie Dempsey and Martin Rowe.
Click HERE for match report courtesy GAA.ie.
The second round defeat to Dublin in the Leinster Minor championship was a distant memory on Sunday when the Kilkenny Minors stormed into the Electric Ireland All Ireland Minor Final with 1-23 to 1-14 victory over All Ireland Champions Waterford after extra time. They now meet the winners of the second semi-final between Galway and Limerick.
Click HERE for images of the day, courtesy Martin Rowe and Willie Dempsey
Click HERE for match report from GAA.ie.
Click on Read More below for Kilkenny team photo and match report from Bord na nÓg PRO Patrick O Flynn.
In Thomastown on Friday evening Bennettsbridge were always in control and ran out comfortable 4-10 to 0-7 winners over Carrigeen in the J J Kavanagh and Son sponsored Joe Walsh Cup Final. Picture shows Ronan Walsh (Son of Joe Walsh) presenting the trophy to Bridge captain Patrick O Neill. Also in picture is South Board Chairman Pat Dunphy and Joe Walsh's grand-daughters.
Click on Read More below for Bennettsbridge team photo.
The Kilkenny Teams to play in Sunday's All Ireland Semi-Finals were announced after their respective training sessions this evening. Brian Cody and his management team have made two changes from the starting line up from the Leinster Final. Michael Fennelly starts at centre forward with Mark Kelly wearing the number 14 shirt. Walter Walsh and John Power drop down to the subs bench which also includes Richie Power.
Click on Read More below for both teams
Supporters are again reminded to factor in possible delays at Newlands Cross if travelling to Croke Park on Sunday. Safe journey to all our fans.