Although no Kilkenny team will be competing for All Ireland honours in Croke Park this Sunday, there will still be a huge Kilkenny interest in this very special day. The Kilkenny winning teams of 1992 and 1993 will be honoured and introduced to the full house after the minor game. Click on Read More below for pictures of both teams.
And we wish the very best of luck to Sean Cleere, pictured left, who will referee the Electric Ireland Minor Final between Cork and Galway.
Following the final round in the senior and intermediate leagues in the past week the way is now clear for the knockout stages of the local club championships. Click on Read More below for provisional dates which have been arranged based on Kilkenny's involvement in the under 21 and camogie All Ireland Finals and the opening rounds of the Leinster AIB Club championships.
Click on Read More below for e calendar.
This week sees the exciting climax of the St Canices Credit Union Senior Hurling League and the Michael Lyng Motors Intermediate Hurling Leagues. Click on Read More below for current standings and overview of present positions. There will be several intriguing games at both senior(Tuesday) and intermediate(Wednesday) level and we will have twitter updates on all the games as they unfold in what is sure to be two extremely exciting evenings of hurling. All games throw in at 6.45pm.
Please note that the St Patricks v Young Irelands game is postponed to Thursday due to a breavement in Gowran.
Click HERE for actions pics from the penultimate round courtesy Willie Dempsey.
Please be advised that Kilkenny, as with other non participating counties, will receive an extremely low allocation of tickets for the upcoming Hurling Final. This would be similar to what we receive for the Football Final annually. The limited number will be allocated through the clubs.
There will be absolutely no availablility of tickets from Nowlan Park Office.
We thank you for your understanding of the situation.
This weekend saw the opening competetive game at Young Ireland's new facility in Gowran when the host club hosted Thomastown in Round 4 of the Michael Lyng Motors Intermediate Hurling League. All who attended were loud in their praise for the new facilities and the Young Irelands Club are to be complimented on this great milestone for the club.
And the Club has a major fund-raiser this coming weekend. Kilkenny Country Music Festival in Gowran Park on Sunday August 20th 2017 featuring Mike Denver, Mick Flavin, Declan Nerney, Philomena Begley, Adrian Ryan, Trudi Lalor, Matthew O Donnell, Patrick Feeney & others. Full information & tickets @€25 now on sale through www.kilkennycountrymusicfestival.ie ; Tickets also available at Gowran Pharmacy or Hennessys Shop Gowran.
Click on read more for photo of new facility taken at the weekend (Courtesy Willie Dempsey)