The Kilkenny Junior County Board launched their competitons on Thursday last at Nowlan Park. The Junior board has been given the responsibility of managing and staging the All County Junior games, all Junior ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’ and ‘D’ league and championship games. They have full responsibility for the Under 19 competition. Chairperson of the Junior Board John Lacey welcomed all the club delegates and club PRO’s to the launch.
Congratulations to St Kieran's College who claimed their 23rd All-Ireland 'A' title on Saturday in Tullamore. This is the College's sixth win in seven years, a remarkable achievement in modern day hurling.
Hard luck to Castlecomer Community School who came up just short in their All-Ireland 'B' final on Saturday also in Tullamore. Having started the stronger Comer's lead was hauled back by St Raphael's and that gap widened to eight points at one stage but a late rally in the closing stages was not enough for Castlecomer to claim the title on this occasion.
Well done to both panels and both sets of mentors on their achievements over the year. There is valuable work being done by our teachers both primary and secondary, byour GDA's, by our squad coaches and club coaches the length and breath of the county and without it our supply lines would not be operating.
For match reports click below. (John Knox, Kilkenny People)
For 'A' final pictures click here(Martin Rowe)
For 'B' final pictures click here (Martin Rowe)
The St Canice's Credit Union Senior Hurling Championship League launch for 2019 took place in Nowlan Park on Thursday night. Kilkenny GAA is delighted to have St Canice's Credit Union on board for what is now one of the longest serving sponsors for Kilkenny GAA having come on board in the early ninties. Chairperson Jimmy Walsh spoke of the importamce of the Credit Union movement in supporting the activities of individuals and the local community, a theme reinforced by St Canice's Credit Union's Tom McWey who asked clubs to spread the word that St Canice's is now the biggest Credit Union in the country and it was open for business for all local families and clubs. Kilkenny GAA would like to wish all our sponsors, club officers, players and officals all the best in the upcoming championship for 2019.
Kilkenny GAA are hosting our second "Running Technique" Workshop focusing on speed and acceleration this coming Saturday, March 30th in St. Kierans College Gym 9am to 10.30am. We are inviting Development Squad/Club and School coaches to attend to observe and then to assist our Youth level players with these vital components of the modern game. Contact Seán Kelly (Performance GDA) 086 2595472
The Michael Lyng Motors Huyndai Intermediate Championship for 2019 was launched in Nowlan Park on Thursday night. Kilkenny GAA is delighted to have Michael Lyng Motors on board for yet another season. Chairperson Jimmy Walsh acknowledged the close and symbiotic nature of the relationship between sponsor and county board. Michael Lyng spoke of the close relationship between both parties and of the excellent relationship which has developed over recent years. Kilkenny GAA would like to wish all our sponsors, club officers, players and officals all the best in the upcoming championship for 2019.