Ahead of Saturday's All-Ireland Camogie Final we wish Brian Dowling and all the Camogie panel the very best as they seek to bring silverware home to Kilkenny for 2020. It is a huge occasion for all involved, preparations have been distrupted hugely by COVID making this evenings acheivement all the more special.
Monday night last saw a historic event take place for Kilkenny GAA with the first ever online County Convention taking place. There was a huge crowd in attendance online where delegates were given reports by the county Chairperson and Secretary and where an update on finances was presented to all those delegates.
In what was a strange and challenge year the mood of the meeting was one of optimism for the future. On the night all officers were returned unopposed except for the position of Coaching Officer which saw a contest take place, Ciaran Muldowney from the Conahy Shamrocks club prevailed over Pat Tynan, Danesfort for the position.
To read the Chairperson's address and the Secretary's address, please click below.
Well done to all the particpants and winners in Saturday's Skills County Final held in MW Hire TC, Dunmore. From early in the morning a large number of people filed through the gates at their alloted times to represent their club and seeking a county title in the process. Thanks to all for their help and co-opeeration in these testing times to ensure the event went smoothly.
Click below for pictures of the winners.
Waterford came from seven points down at half time to win Saturday's All-Ireland semi-final by four points following a sparkling second half by the Deise men. Kilkenny started the the brighest and would have been content at half-time, seven points ahead having not played well. But Waterford retook to the pitch and from the off upped the anti. Two goal in the second half gave them a huge lift at crucial times and ultimately proved to be invaluable. Waterford ran out 2-23 to 2-27 winners and will face either Galway or Limerick in the All-Ireland final in two weeks time.
For pictures click here (Willie Dempsey)
For match report click here (Kilkenny People, Robert Cribbin)
Following on from the news of Harry Ryan's sad passing away earlier in the week, there was further sad news for the hurling community in Kilkenny on Wednesday when news spread of the passing of Denis Heaslip, Knocktopher. The family business on the village main street has been a well known landmark for years but Denis was well known as a former Kilkenny hurler winning All-Irelands in 1957 and 1963 beating Waterford on both occasions.
Kilkenny GAA would like to extend it's sympathies to Denis's brother Jack and to his extended family at this sad time. Full funeral details can be found here.
Click here for an interview given to PM O'Sullivan by Denis only a short while ago which was published in the Irish Examiner.