St Canice's Credit Union has been a Kilkenny GAA sponsor since 1991, and that arrangement will continue into the 2018 season, the launch of which took place in Nowlan Park on Thursday night. All senior clubs who will be vying for the compettion were represented on the night, at what was a busy and buzzing Nowlan Park. The next round of St Canice's Credit Union SHC games will take place on the weekend beginning Aug 10th. We wish all our clubs the best of lcuk in the games and championship ahead and also to thank St Canice's Credit Union for their continued support.
The launch of the Michael Lyng Motors Intermediate Hurling Championship took place in Nowlan Park on Thursday night. A large crowd was in attendance on the night which saw Michael Lyng Motors extend their already long standing sponsorship and connection with Kilkenny GAA. Kilkenny GAA would like to acknowledge the continued support of Michael Lyng Motors and to wish all our Intermediate clubs well in the championship ahead.
August 4, 1918 will be remembered as one of the most remarkable and significant days in the history of the GAA. Known as Gaelic Sunday – it was a day when the clubs of the GAA stood against the British Empire and triumphed in a peaceful protest through the playing of Hurling, Gaelic Football and Camogie.
On the weekend of August 4th and 5th 2018 the GAA is appealing to clubs to hold their own club activity as part of commemorating that historic event. The GAA is not being prescriptive as to the nature of a club’s commemorative event. It could be an internal club tournament, a challenge game (perhaps against the same opponents as in 1918), a family day or a club history exhibition.
Gaelic Sunday has never received the same publicity as Bloody Sunday which took place two years later. Yet, it is an important occasion in the history of the GAA and indeed in the history of this country.
Kilkenny’s Poc Fada returns to Gowran Park Race Course on Tuesday next 10th July with the winners going on to represent the county in the Leinster Final on the following weekend. In 2017 over 60 competitors participated in the Adult and Under 16 competitions over a 1 kilometre course down the finishing straight. The Under 16’s start the event at 6pm and this is followed on by the adult competition starting at 7.30.
Kilkenny fans will be returning to Semple Stadium next Sunday for a double header when the minors will take on Galway at 12pm in the first game of the day, and also their first outing in the qualifier section, they will play Limerick again the following week.
The Kilkenny seniors have to take on Limerick at 2pm to secure a place in the All-Ireland Semi-Finals, this will be the third week in a row for the seniors.
Tickets for the Semple Stadium games are available online here, or through clubs and the usual Centra and Supervalu outlets. The tickets are priced at €30 for stand, €25 terrace and Juveniles are €5, these are all pre-purchase prices.
A public sale of tickets will take place on Thursday and Friday from 10am - 2pm in Nowlan Park.