The death has occurred of long time Kilkenny referee Patrick Butler or Podge as he was known to his many friends.
Podge represented Kilkenny in hurling and football, being noted as a very talented player in the latter game. As a referee he was one of the most respected and liked officials in the county taking charge of County finals at every level, up to and including senior in both codes.His involvement as an official continued right up to recently and he showed a wonderful committment to refereeing Cumann na mBunscoil games. Kilkenny County Board extends its sympathy go his wife Mary, brother John, relatives and friends.
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Saturday sees the arrival of Dublin to Nowlan Park for the opening round of the Leinster Senior Huring Championship for 2019. The game has a throw -in time of 7pm and will be preceeded by the meeting of Kilkenny and Offaly in the Leinster Minor Championship which throws-in at 4.45pm. A large crowd is expected for the double header and while tickets will be available on the day at the ground, Kilkenny GAA would like to remind supporters to purchase tickets in advance of the game where possible. Tickets are available online and through usual Centra and Supervalu outlets. Season ticket holders will be accomodated in Ardán de Grás, please enter through stiles 14-17. For all ticket information click here.
Nowlan Park is situated in a residential area and we ask supporters to park responsibly while attending games. Parking will be availble in O'Loughlin Gaels GAA Club, McDonagh Junction Shopping Centre, St Canice's Hosptial and in the Kilkenny County Council Car Park (access off Maudlin Street). Click below for a map of the stadium and car parking locations.
Kilkenny Carlow Garda division in association with Netwatch present their Divisional Garda Youth Awards, celebrating outstanding young individuals between the ages of 13 and 21 years.
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Kilkenny Black and Amber kicked off their respective Celtic Challenge campaigns on Wednesday night last against each other with Amber running out 1-16 to 1-11 winners. Both teams are out again on Wednesday next with Kilkenny Black at home to Tipperary in MW HIre TC, Dunmore at 7.30pm while Amber must travel to play Cork City at Brickey Rangers GAA, Dungarvan again at 7.30pm. We wish both teams the best of luck with their games.
Kilkenny County Fleadh Cheoil concludes in Graignamanagh on Sunday 28th April. The remaing events are on Saturday 27th 7.30 p.m. Aifreann - Mass in Duiske Abbey. 7 p.m. Sets, Céili and Sean - nós Dancing Competitions in the Abbey Hall Adm: €5 Adults, €3 Juniors Music by Danny Webster. It will be Followed by a Céili, Adm: €10 inc Tea.
Sunday 28th April: 1 p.m. Competitions in Music, and Singing in Duiske College. Adm: €4 Adults €2 Juniors and music sessions