At the November County Board meeting held in Nowlan Park this Monday evening, team managements for 2017 were ratified. As expected Brian Cody will again be at the helm in 2017 marking his 19th year as Kilkenny Senior Team Manager. He will be joined again by selectors Michael Dempsey, James Mc Garry and Derek Lyng. Eddie Brennan continues as u21 Manager while Pat O Grady, who managed the Intermediate side to an All Ireland title in 2016, takes over as Minor Manager. Anthony Mc Cormack from Dunnamaggin takes on the role of Intermediate Manager. Christy Walsh continues as Football Manager.
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Jackie Tyrrell today announced his retirement from inter county hurling. Jackie has had a fantastic inter county career over 14 years. He made his championship debut against Offaly in the Leinster Championship in 2005 and ended his career with 9 All Ireland Medals, 11 Leinster Senior medals, 6 National Hurling League Medals and four 4 All stars.
Kilkenny County Board Chairman Ned Quinn thanked Jackie for his tremendous contribution to Kilkenny hurling and wished him well in his retirement.
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Carrickshock 0-13 Tullogher Rosbercon 0-6
Following a year in the Intermediate grade, Carrickshock bounced straight back to senior ranks, with a decisive win over Tullogher Rosbercon in the Michael Lyng Motors Intermediate Final in front of a crowd of almost 3,500 in Nowlan Park on Sunday. Having played against the wind in the first half the Tullogher side must have fancied their chances at the break as they were just 4 points in arrears (0-7 to 0-3). They were still just 3 points behind midway through the second half and the dismissal of Carrickshock captain John Tennyson must have given them great hope. However it was the Carrickshock side who responded best in the final quarter and ran out convincing winners. Picture shows Co Board Chairman Ned Quinn presenting the trophy to Carrickshock captain John Tennyson. Also in picture is Michael Lyng of Competition sponsors Michael Lyng Motors. Carrickshock now meet Kiltale of Meath in Trim on Saturday 19th Nov at 2pm.
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