As expected Henry Shefflin today confirmed his retirement from inter-county hurling after 16 years of an honours laden career. In front of a packed Set Theatre, with the biggest media presence ever seen at such an event, Henry read a prepared statement after which he was afforded a standing ovation.
County Board Chairman then made a passionate tribute to Henry outlining some of his achievements and finished by saying we would never see the likes again.
Kilkenny County Board extends sincere thanks and appreciation to Henry for his many wonderful displays for our County and for his inspiring leadership both on and off the field of play throughout his career.
For Retirement Statement, courtesy GAA.ie, click HERE
Listen HERE to Newstalk "Off the Ball" interview with Dave McIntyre
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At the recent County Board Meeting the 2015 Fixture Booklet was approved by delegates. For the first time the booklet contains both adult and Bord na nOg fixtures. The Booklet also contains an amount of club and county contact details. Hard copies of the booklet has now been circulated to all Clubs.
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Ballyhale 1-18 Kilmallock 1-6
Ballyhale captured their 6th All Ireland Club title in style at Croke Park on St Patricks Day and gave Kilkenny hurling a timely boost. A Colin Fennelly goal coming up to half time was the decisive score and the Ballyhale men saw out the second half comfortably to finish out champions on a 12 point winning margin.
Click HERE for match report from GAA.ie
Click HERE for images from Willie Dempsey
Click HERE for images from Martin Rowe
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The Kilkenny Minor Football Panel will train again at the MW HIRE Training Centre in Dunmore next Saturday as preparations begin for the 2015 Leinster Championshipon Thursday evening 19th March at 7pm. Click on Read More below for panel names.
There are three changes on the Kilkenny team to play Tipperary from the side that lost to Galway last weekend. Jackie Tyrrell replaces the injured Michael Walsh in the full back line. Brian Kennedy comes in at wing back for Padraig Walsh who is injured, Mark Kelly moves to midfield in place of Willie Phelan and Ger Aylward starts at corner forward.Richie Hogan, who came off in the Galway game with a hamstring strain, starts at centre forward. Joe Lyng returns to the match day squad having served a one match suspension. Click on Read More below for full team.
Supporters travelling to Semple Stadium are encouraged to purchase tickets befor midnight on Saturday to avail of €5 discount.