As we thankfully emerge from the COVID lockdown and as demand for face masks grows, Kilkenny GAA Supporters club are selling Kilkenny GAA face masks at a cost of €5 plus postage. They can be purchased by contacting either John Mackey 087 6509203 or Jim Freeman 087 2551507.
The GAA has today announced it's roadmap for the commencement of hurling and football at both Club and County level. To view this document click on the link here. (Scroll to the bottom of the linked page to view the document)
In summary it states, Club games start on July 31st with an 11 week window for completion, while inter-county will commence on possibly Oct 17th.
For the GAA press release which accompanied this document click below.
Updated 14/06 - The GAA have updated their initial road map for games and there is a number of significant changes. Click here to see the changes.
For information on COVID training for all club officers and volunteers ahead of the re-opening of facilities click on the link here. The 1st club webinar will go ahead this Tuesday night.
Following the publication of the GAA's roadmap to games last week, Kilkenny GAA at it's June County Board meeting laid out it's Championship structure for the 2020 season. Click below for full details.
The hurling community of Kilkenny and indeed Leinster are united in sadness at the tragic news that Lester Ryan (Senior) has tragically passed away. An All- Ireland medal winner at underage level with Kilkenny, a constant of the Kilkenny team of the 80s, a driving force of the Clara Senior County Championship winning side in the same era.
Lester was also a pioneer in the evolution of Coaching, paving the way for many full time staff currently employed within the GAA, travelling the length and breadth of the Province, promoting the game.
A former pupil of St. Kieran's College, he returned there in later years to pioneer the famous residential 'DJ Carey School of Hurling', where many of the then underage players went on to star at adult level for their own counties. He also led the expansion throughout the Province of the now country wide recognised Cúl Camps.
All associated with Kilkenny GAA extend our sympathies to his wife Christine, daughters Niamh and Eimear and sons Joe and Conor and to the extended Ryan family. Ar dheis De go raibh a anam.
The GAA have issued a checklist, planning template and stewarding rota for clubs who have a designated walkway and who intend re- opening it after June 8th (Government restrictions allowing).
All these documents have been forwarded to clubs and the club Secretary should email the county Secretary (if your club is re-opening its walkway) attaching copies of completed planning template, completed checklist, a completed stewarding rota and pictures of Covid-19 signage in place at the entrance to the walkway.
Click below for the 'Checklist for re-opening of Designated Walkways'.