There was a huge crowd in attendance for the annual Poc Fada competition in Gowran Park Racecourse on Thursday evening. The U-16 competion had a large entry and was won by Michael Kirwan, Glenmore who's father was also a Poc Fada Champion in his day, both at U-16 and Adult. The Adult category was won by Jamie Harkin from Bennettsbridge who was the U-16 winner two years ago and a Kilkenny minor last year. The next round of the Long Poc will now take place on the Suger Loaf Mountains on July 13th. Best of luck to the lads as they represent Kilkenny on that day.
For a list of 1st, 2nd & 3rd in each category click below.
For photos click here (Willie Dempsey)
Nowlan Park has once again been named the GAA Pitch of the Year for 2019. Nowlan Park claimed the award in 2018 and through sheer hard work has retained the award for a second year. Huge credit must go to the groundsmen, John Coogan and Kevin McGarry and to all those who have contributed to the facility in the past.
Click here for full details.
The Kilkenny U-20's overcame Laois in Portlaoise on Monday night on a scoreline of 5-21 to 0-10. The victory now sees Kilkenny into a Leinster S/F Vs Galway during the first week in July, full details must be confirmed by Leinster GAA.
For match report, click below (Trevor Spillane, Kilkenny People)
For pictures click here (Willie Dempsey)
Sunday next sees Kilkenny contest the Leinster Minor Final against Wexford in Croke Park at 11.30am, this will be followed by the meeting of Laois and Westmeath in the Joe McDonagh Final at 1.45pm. The Leinster Senior Final against Wexford has a throw-in time of 4pm. It promises to be an entertaining day at GAA HQ.
There will be a public sale of tickets in Nowlan Park on Tuesday from 10am - 2pm.
The Kilkenny U-20 team that will face Laois in the Leinster Quarter Final on Monday night in O'Moore Park, Portlaoise has been named. Click below for full details.
The game has a throw-in time of 7.30pm.