The Kilkenny U-20's had their campaign ended in O'Moore Park on Saturday by a determined Cork. Kilkenny were slow to start but did eventually get their rythem going and despite a Cork goal Kilkenny kept the push on. The most crucial period of the game was the five unanswered points from Cork in the games closing stages. For full match report Click below. Trevor Spillane, Kilkenny People)
For pictures Click here (Willie Dempsey)
For pictures Click here (Martin Rowe)
The Kilkenny Team to play Cork in the Bord Gais Energy All Ireland Semi-Final v Cork in O Moore Park on Saturday has been announced. Click on Read More below for full details.
Admission to the Event is by ticket costing €20. Student and Pensioners tickets can be purchased at the Ground on the day €15. Under 16's are free. The hurling semi-final is followed by the football final between Cork and Dublin.
Throw In for the hurling game is 2pm.
The death has occurred of Brendan Fennelly whose life circulated around his family and the hurling world. Aged 63 he played county minor and was on the winning under twenty one All Ireland team in 1977. Brendan was on the first Ballyhale Shamrocks team to win a County Senior title a year later and went on to win nine senior hurling county championship and three All Ireland Senior Club Hurling titles. For Brendan it was a unique family honour as he lined out with his six brothers Michael, Ger, Kevin, Liam, Sean and Dermot for the record breaking Ballyhale Shamrocks Club. An uncle to current County Senior panellists Colin Fennelly and Adrian and Darren Mullen he then turned his interest and passion to coaching. Brendan went on to lead Dunnamaggin to a Senior County title, two Carlow Senior Hurling titles with Mount Leinster Rangers and was a selector on the 1994 Kilkenny All Ireland winning under twenty one side. Elsewhere Brendan spread his hurling knowledge and fine-tuned the game in De La Salle, Rower Inistioge, Kilmacow, Windgap, Carrickshock and Mullinahone and with the Carlow and Laois inter county senior hurling teams.
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For Kilkenny supporters Saturday in Croke Park was a savage day. A win by the minors against Treaty opposition in the opening game of the day secured an All-Ireland Final spot. This set the day up well. Kilkenny dominated the game for large parts racking up a 12 point win, a well deserved win too.
In the Senior, Brian Cody's men were up against the much fancied Limerick, National League, Munster and All-Ireland Champions. The game opened and continued at frantic pace for 75 minutes and for each of those minutes the Kilkenny players gave their all, booking a much coveted All-Ireland Final spot on August 18th.
For Kilkenny fans August 18th promises to be a great day. It is a special occasion to have both Minor and Senior teams in finals, tickets will be in high demand and both teams deserve our full support. There will be many events organised over the next three weeks so please support those activities where possible. Kilkenny Supporters Club can be joined online here
For match reports from both games click below. (John Knox & Trevor Spillane, Kilkenny People)
For minor pictures click here - Willie Dempsey
For minor pictures click here - Martin Rowe
Click below from Junior Board update from PRO John Stapelton