Following the excitement of the junior and senior finals last weekend it will be the turn of the Intermediates next Sunday when Carrickshock and Tullogher Rosbercon face up to each other in the Michael Lyng Motors decider. In many people's books neither side were fancied to come through their relative semi-finals and both have been given a tremendous opportunity to make the breakthrough to the senior grade for 2017.
Throw in at Nowlan Park will be 2.45 and the final is being preceded by a very attractive J J Kavanagh & Sons North Under 21A quarter-final between Clara and St Lachtains at 1pm
In front of a crowd of over 9,000 at Nowlan Park on Sunday O'Loughlin Gaels were deserving winners over Ballyhale Shamrocks in the St Canices Credit Union Senior Hurling Final. An early T J Reid goal gave Shamrocks the perfect start and they were two points to the good at the break. Mid way through the second half there was still nothing between the sides but a strong final quarter, where they outscored their rival seven points to two, saw O'Loughlins deserving winners at the finish. O'Loughlin Gaels now meet either St Rynaghs or Oulart the Ballagh away in the AIB Leinster Club semi-Final on Nov 20th.
Picture shows Co Board Chairman Ned Quinn presenting the Tom Walsh Cup to O'Loughlin Gaels captain Brian Hogan. Also in picture is Michael O'Reilly Chairman St Canices Credit Union.
Highlights on TG4 on Monday evening at 8.30pm
Over the past two weekends there were a number of items lost and found in Nowlan Park. Among these was a gents gold signet ring with an inscription which is obviously of great sentimental value. A purse with a small sum of money was also found after the senior final on Sunday. If you know of anyone who has lost the ring in particular please ask them to get in touch.
The owners should make enquiries at Nowlan Park or contact Nowlan Park Event Controller Seamus Reade on 085-1389397.
One of the highlights of our County Final Day was the introduction of the Kilkenny 1967 All Ireland winning team to the crowd before the senior final. The players and their partners were afterwards hosted by Springhill Court Hotel for a re-union dinner.
A special commemorative brochure proved so popular that it sold out on Sunday but the good news is that a re print is being arranged and copies will be available at our Intermediate Final in Nowlan Park next Sunday.
Click HERE for images of the occasion from Martin Rowe
Next Sunday - October 30th - is County Final Day in Nowlan Park. The day will start with the J J Kavanagh & Sons Junior Final between John Lockes and Mooncoin at 1pm. Then at 3.15 the seniors of Ballyhale Shamrocks and O'Loughlin Gaels will face each other in the St Canices Credit Union Senior Final. In between the 1967 Kilkenny team who had their first All Ireland win over Tipperary in 45 years will be honoured. St Patricks Brass and Reed Band will also be in attendance for Kilkenny's big day.
Tickets are now on sale at the usual Supervalu and Centra outlets. Buy your tickets in advance and avoid the queues on Sunday. Student/Pensioner tickets on sale at Nowlan Park only on match day. Click on Read More below for list of outlets