The annual Bord na nOg convention was held in Nowlan Park on Thursday night last. Click below for report.
The Kilkenny supporters club Dublin branch held their dinner dance on Friday night at Kilmacud Crokes GAA Club. A large crowd was in attendance on the night to meet friends from all parts of the capital. The club are constantly reaching out to Kilkenny people based in Dublin and would love for new people to join up and to support their activities. During the evening the Dublin branch represented by Eddie Nolan (Chairman) and Seamus O’Neill (Treasurer) presented a cheque to Barry Hickey, Kilkenny Treasurer to contribute to costs incurred by the trip to Australia recently.
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This weekend the finals of the U-19 Permanent TSB 'B' and 'D' Cups will take place on Saturday and Sunday respectively. The 'B' final between Lisdowney and Young Ireland's will take place in Jenkinstown on Saturday at 1.30pm, while the 'D' final between Slieverue and Barrow Rangers is due to be played in Thomastown on Sunday at 11am. The U-19 semi-finals are down for decision also this weekend with Danesfort and Glenmore playing on Saturday and Clara and St Martin's down for Sunday.
This Sunday also see's the first JJ Kavanagh & Sons U-21 'A' final between Dicksboro and O'Loughlin Gaels in Freshford at 1.30pm, the second semi-final will take place on Sunday week when Ballyhale take on Dunnamaggin in Danesfort at 1pm.
Next weekend is a busy one for our three county champions, junior champions Dunnamaggin and intermediate champions Graigue-Ballycallan will take on Na Fianna and Portlaoise in their respective AIB Leinster Finals. Both games are fixed for Nowlan Park on Saturday with the junior game throwing in at 12pm and the intermediate game timed for a 1.45pm start.
On Sunday the focus moves to Netwatch Cullen Park where senior champions Ballyhale Shamrocks take on Dublin champions Ballyboden/St Enda's at 2pm. Ballyhale enjoyed a comfortable win over the Wexford champions Naomh Eanna to secure their spot in the Leinster final.
We wish all three teams well on their quest for silverware.
O'Loughlin Gaels bagged the Permanent TSB U-19 'A' title after overcoming a dogged James Stephens team in Nowlan Park on Sunday. James Stephens were ahead after the early exchanges but O'Loughlin's secured a goal on 10 minutes that put them ahead for the first time and gave them a lead they never surendered, at half time the scoreboard read 1-5 to 0-6 points. The second half was a dogged affair and despite a strong start by O'Loughlin's, the James Stephens men never gave up and in the final few minutes only a goal seperated the teams. The game ended on a scoreline of 2-13 to 1-14.
Click here for pictures from today's game. (Willie Dempsey)