St Lachtains GAA Club will hold a Fun Easter Hurling Camp from Tuesday 7th to Friday 10th April for boys and girls aged between 7 and 13 years.
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In an effort to promote the Irish Language, Cumann Lúthchleas Gael, Cill Channaigh will sponsor six scholarships to the Gaeltacht this summer. They will be known as ‘Scoláireachtai Thomáis de Bhaldraithe’ in memory of Tomás de Bhaldraithe, former Oifigeach na Gaelige.
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As expected there are several changes to the Kilkenny team for Sunday's important rematch with Clare as Brian Cody and his selectors welcome back the Ballyhale contingent to the match day squad. Joey Holden, who captains the side, fills in for the injured Jackie Tyrrell at corner back. Lester Ryan and Cillian Buckley return to man the wing back positions. Michael Fennelly comes in to his usual midfield berth with T J Reid and Colin Fennelly along with Richie Hogan making up a lethal looking forward line. Tomás Keogh, Willlie Phelan, Brian Kennedy, Kevin Kelly and Mark Kelly all drop down to the subs bench. John Power is out due to illness. Click on Read More below for full team.
Supporters are reminded to purchase their tickets before Sunday at the usual Supermarket outllets to avail of the €10 adult ticket. Children under 16 are free of charge and do n ot require tickets.
Following on the death of Monsignor Tommy Maher news has reached us today of the passing of one of his proteges - Claus Dunne of Mooncoin. Claus won a County Championship Medal with Mooncoin in 1965. He played in four All Ireland Finals with Kilkenny in 1966, 1967, 1969 and 1973 winning All Ireland medals in the 67 final v Tipperary and the 69 final v Cork.
A minutes silence will be observed in memory of both Mons Tommy Maher and Claus Dunne at Sunday's Relegation final in Nowlan Park.
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Ar Dheis Dé og raibh a anam.
As the hurling world came to grips with the announcement of Henry Shefflin's retirement on Wednesday news came through later in the evening of the passing of Monsignor Tommy Maher at the age of 92. Fr Tommy is credited with the emergence of Kilkenny as a hurling power from the late 1950's after a relatively barren spell - their last previous title being 10 years earlier in 1947. He led Kilkenny into 12 All Ireland Finals winning 7 in 1957/1963/1967/1969/1972/1974 and 1975. Ironically the 1975 All Ireland marked the appearance of Brian Cody in his first Final as a player. Fr Tommy's story was brought to life most eloquently by Enda McEvoy in his book "The Godfather of Modern Hurling"
Ar Dheis Dé go raibh a anam.
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