The launch of the St Canice's Credit Union Senior hurling championship, the Michael Lyng Motors Hyundai Intermediate hurling championship and the JJ Kavanagh & Sons Junior hurling championships took place over the past week. All of these sponsors have a long standing relationship with Kilkenny GAA and have continued their support through many years. We thank them for this support and urge all our supporters to please support these local business where possible in the coming weeks and months.
This weekend sees the start of the local Championships in all three grades. Kilkenny GAA will stream four St Canice's Credit Union games from UPMC Nowlan Park this weekend, two on Saturday and two on Sunday. Click here for details and to purchase your e-ticket to view these games. The draws for the Quarter Finals will be covered on local radio, social media and will be covered live on the Kilkenny GAA stream following Sunday's 5pm game.
We remind all our supporters than no spectators are allowed at these games. In line with government directives only 40 per club are allowed to attend, this is to include panel members, team management and key officials. We ask supporters to please follow games on local media, streaming services and local radio to keep up to date. Failure to adhere fully to these directives could lead to delays/cancelation of our games. We thank you in advance.
For photos from our launches and for full game details click below.
Thomastown and Lisdowney claimed the Michael Lyng Motors Hyundai Intermediate league and shield finals respectively on Sunday with Thomastown running out 2-18 to 2-11 winners over Dunnamaggin while later in the day Lisdowney overcame Glenmore, 2-21 to 0-13 to claim the shield. In the JJ Kavangah & Sons Junior (Section A) Piltown cliamed victory over Windgap by seven point to claim the title.
For a full list of all Sunday's games click here.
For match reports click here (Kilkenny People).
Pictured is Michael and Neil Lyng of Michael Lyng Motors, at the launch of their 2020 Kilkenny intermediate league/championship. Also pictured is Kilkenny senior players Walter Walsh and Richie Hogan and Kilkenny GAA Chairperson Jimmy Walsh.
Dicksboro claimed the first bragging rights of the season by beating O'Loughlin Gaels to the league title in penalties following over seventy minutes of action where the sides failed to be seperated. While later on Saturday Clara overcame James Stephens 1-22 to 0-12 to claim the shield final.
Saturday also saw some junior finals played with Tullogher Rosbercon beating Conahy Shamrocks in the JJ Kavanagh & Sons Junior A (Section A) on a scoreline of 2-9 to 0-11, while Lisdowney beat Graigue Ballycallan on a scoreline of 2-12 to 2-5 in the JJ Kavanagh & Sons Junior A.
For a full list of results click here
For match reports click here
A host of finals will be played this weekend, with the St Canice's Credit Union senior, the Michael Lyng Motors Hyundai intermediate league and shield finals. Both the senior and intermediate leagues finals will be streamed live at 2pm on Saturday and Sunday from UPMC Nowlan Park. Click here to purchase your e-ticket to view the games.
In line with new Government regulations, no spectators will be admitted to games, we kindly ask people to respect this. Only 40 players/management and club officials will be permitted per team to any venue. Match programmes for both stremed games will be available here prior to each game.
Click below for a full list of fixtures.
Referee's tutor Sean Cleere hosted a referee training course over 3 nights, 2 nights in UMPC Nowlan Park last February and March with 3rd night in Langton's House Hotel in July.
Referee's Administrator Pat Hayes would like to thank Sean Cleere for all his hard work in preparing and delivering the course and to Kilkenny GAA for all their help. Pat Hayes commented that I would encourage others to take up refereeing especially those coming to the end of their hurling career.