August 4, 1918 will be remembered as one of the most remarkable and significant days in the history of the GAA. Known as Gaelic Sunday – it was a day when the clubs of the GAA stood against the British Empire and triumphed in a peaceful protest through the playing of Hurling, Gaelic Football and Camogie.
On the weekend of August 4th and 5th 2018 the GAA is appealing to clubs to hold their own club activity as part of commemorating that historic event. The GAA is not being prescriptive as to the nature of a club’s commemorative event. It could be an internal club tournament, a challenge game (perhaps against the same opponents as in 1918), a family day or a club history exhibition.
Gaelic Sunday has never received the same publicity as Bloody Sunday which took place two years later. Yet, it is an important occasion in the history of the GAA and indeed in the history of this country.
Kilkenny’s Poc Fada returns to Gowran Park Race Course on Tuesday next 10th July with the winners going on to represent the county in the Leinster Final on the following weekend. In 2017 over 60 competitors participated in the Adult and Under 16 competitions over a 1 kilometre course down the finishing straight. The Under 16’s start the event at 6pm and this is followed on by the adult competition starting at 7.30.
Kilkenny fans will be returning to Semple Stadium next Sunday for a double header when the minors will take on Galway at 12pm in the first game of the day, and also their first outing in the qualifier section, they will play Limerick again the following week.
The Kilkenny seniors have to take on Limerick at 2pm to secure a place in the All-Ireland Semi-Finals, this will be the third week in a row for the seniors.
Tickets for the Semple Stadium games are available online here, or through clubs and the usual Centra and Supervalu outlets. The tickets are priced at €30 for stand, €25 terrace and Juveniles are €5, these are all pre-purchase prices.
A public sale of tickets will take place on Thursday and Friday from 10am - 2pm in Nowlan Park.
Saturday was a busy day in Nowlan Park with the Junior Footballers involved in All-Ireland Semi-Final action against Galway. Having won out the British Championship, hopes were high that Kilkenny would make the final. Galway were strong throughout the game leading by twelve points at half-time. On the restart Galway didn't relent in the second half running out 2-22 to 2-8 winners. Kilkenny have fought a good solid battle throughout the Junior campaign this year and will no doubt re-group in the months ahead to prepare for 2019.
For match report click below (John Knox), for pictures click here.
The U-16 Football development squad played Galway as the curtain-raiser to the Junior game on Saturday, it was wondering to see 40 players tog out for Kilkenny all aspiring to wear the Black and Amber.
For match report click below, for picture click here.
Bhí thart ar fiche Oifigeach Gaeilge i bPáirc Uí Nualláin aréir don chéad chruinniú chun stádas na Gaeilge a chur chun cinn i CLG Chill Chainnigh. Tháinig siad ó gach cearn den chontae chun éisteacht le Cabríní de Barra ó Ghlór na nGael.....