J J Delaney becomes the fifth player in recent weeks to announce his retirement from the Kilkenny Senior Panel. JJ joined the panel in 2001 and has 9 All Ireland Senior Medals. He also has 10 Leinster senior medals, 8 National Hurling League and 5 Walsh Cups. He has 7 All Stars including 2014 and was hurler of the year in 2003.
Kilkenny GAA wishes to thank JJ for his fantastic contribution to hurling in Kilkenny and further afield and wishes him all the best in his retirement.
Click on read more below for J J's statement.
A must for any Christmas shopping list the Kilkenny GAA 2015 Hurling Calendar is a wonderful pictorial record of the year that was 2014.
Click HERE for a sample of some of the wonderful images.
The calendar and other Christmas Gift ideas will be on sale from the Supporters Club at Nowlan Park this Saturday between 10am and 1pm
The Supporters Club continue to bring on stream other gift ideas and the latest addition available from this weekend will be the T J Reid mug.
Click on read more for a list of outlets in city and county where the calendar is available.
The J J Kavanagh and Sons Under 21 Hurling Championship very often serves up tremendously exciting games despite the playing of the competition very late in the season. Because of the replayed All Ireland Senior Hurling Final and the continued success of Kilkenny teams in the AIB Provincial Club championships the competition is unlikely to be completed before Christmas but it continues to throw up some highly entertaining fare as evidenced by the Ballyhale v Rower Inistioge game in the South A competition and the Graigue Ballycallan v Conahay Shamrocks draw in the North B championship last weekend.
Click on Read More below for a summary of competitions both North and South.
Last week, in advance of the All Ireland Junior Final, we were very pleased to outline the Kilkenny involvement in the Good Counsel New Ross team. This week we are delighted to congratulate the College on being crowned All Ireland champions. We are particularly aware that our clubs feeding the school, Glenmore, Graignamanagh, Mullinavat, Rower Inistioge and Tullogher Rosbercon have taken huge pride in the achievement and Kilkenny GAA adds its congratulations.
Click HERE for images of the day from College website
Click HERE for match report from GAA.ie
This weekend sees three Kilkenny Clubs in AIB Club Championship action. First up will be Junior Champions Bennettsbridge who travel to O Connor Park Tullamore on Saturday to take on Shamrocks of Offaly in the Leinster Final with a 1.30pm throw in. Thirty minutes later Mullinavat will be in action in Ruislip where Kilburn Gaels will provide the opposition in The All Ireland Intermediate Quarter-Final. Then on Sunday Ballyhale Shamrocks travel to Portlaoise to take on Offaly's Kilcormac-Killoughey in the Leinster Senior Final at 2pm. The Ballyhale game will be covered live on TG4 and on KCLR 96FM. KCLR will also have live coverage of the Bennettsbridge game on Saturday. Score updates will be available on all three games on @KilkennyCLG Twitter feed. Kilkenny GAA wishes all the very best to all three clubs.