Following an unprecedented three draws out of the four quarter finals in the St Canices Credit Union SHC at the weekend the scene is now set for a huge day of senior club action next Saturday. First up will be the clash of Ballyhale Shamrocks and Clara in Thomastown at 12.30pm. Then it will be on to Callan when Dicksboro and Mullinavat open the double header programme at 2.30. This will be followed at 4.15pm by the meeting of Carrickshock and James Stephens. Meanwhile the Relegation Final between Bennettsbridge and St Martins will be played in Castlecomer at 2pm. Patrons travelling to Callan from the City are advised to be aware of road works on the Callan Road. Travel via Kells Road might be an option.
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The replay details for St Canices Credit Union SHC Quarter-Finals have been announced. All games will be played on Saturday. Ballyhale Shamrocks v Clara goes ahead in Thomastown at 12.30. Dicksboro v Mullinavat(2.30pm) and James Stephens v Carrickshock at (4.15pm) will both be played in John Locke Park.
The senior relegation final between Bennettsbridge and St Martins will be played on Saturday at 2pm in Canon Kearns Park with the Intermediate relegation between St Lachtains and Dunnamaggin also at 2pm on Saturday in Danesfort.
The Michael Lyng Motors Intermediate Semi-Finals go ahead in Nowlan Park on Sunday. Glenmore v Graigue Ballycallan at 2pm and Tulllaroan v St Patricks at 3.45pm
The quarter-final in the St Canices Credit Union Senior Hurling Championship between Dicksboro and Mullinavat, scheduled for Ballyhale on Sunday morning, has been switched to John Locke Park in Callan with a 1.15pm throw in. The Carrickshock v James Stephens game goes ahead in Thomastown at 12.30 also on Sunday
Meanwhile Nowlan Park will host the other two quarter-finals on Saturday afternoon. Champions O'Loughlin Gaels put their title on the line against Erins Own at 2pm. Then at 3.45 it will be the turn of Ballyhale Shamrocks and Clara.
We also look forward to welcoming the Eir Sport team to Kilkenny for their first live broadcast. The panel discussion on the games should be interesting with Anthony Daly, Tommy Walsh and Richie Hogan making the team.
This weekend sees the first of the semi-finals in the local championship. O'Loughlin Gaels, winners of Section B last weekend in the J J Kavanagh and Sons Junior Championship, take on Piltown in the first game on Sunday at Nowlan Park. Piltown have not been involved in this stage of the championship since 2011 and will hope to make it to the final ahead of O'Loughlin Gaels second team.
The second semi-final sees John Lockes taking on surprise packet Slieverue. John Lockes will want to put the disappointment of last years showing in the final against Mooncoin behind them while Slieverue, who accounted for a fancied Emeralds side last weekend, will be trying to reach their first final since 1988. They last won the Junior title in 1950.
Throw in for the first game is 2.45pm. Admission to the double header will be €10 for adults and €5 for pensioners/students. Under 16's are free.
The draws for the Michael Lyng Motors Intermediate Semi-Finals and the J J Kavanagh & Sons Junior Semi-Finals were made in Nowlan Park this evening.
The Junior semi-finals go ahead in Nowlan Park next Sunday afternoon. Check our Fixtures page later for times.
The Intermediate semi-finals will be played on Sunday 8th October in Nowlan Park.
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