This weekend sees the first of the semi-finals in the local championship. O'Loughlin Gaels, winners of Section B last weekend in the J J Kavanagh and Sons Junior Championship, take on Piltown in the first game on Sunday at Nowlan Park. Piltown have not been involved in this stage of the championship since 2011 and will hope to make it to the final ahead of O'Loughlin Gaels second team.
The second semi-final sees John Lockes taking on surprise packet Slieverue. John Lockes will want to put the disappointment of last years showing in the final against Mooncoin behind them while Slieverue, who accounted for a fancied Emeralds side last weekend, will be trying to reach their first final since 1988. They last won the Junior title in 1950.
Throw in for the first game is 2.45pm. Admission to the double header will be €10 for adults and €5 for pensioners/students. Under 16's are free.
The draws for the Michael Lyng Motors Intermediate Semi-Finals and the J J Kavanagh & Sons Junior Semi-Finals were made in Nowlan Park this evening.
The Junior semi-finals go ahead in Nowlan Park next Sunday afternoon. Check our Fixtures page later for times.
The Intermediate semi-finals will be played on Sunday 8th October in Nowlan Park.
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The action next weekend starts with a very attractive double header in Nowlan Park on Saturday in the St Canices Credit Union Senior Hurling Championship. Erins Own take on O'Loughlin Gaels at 2pm and this will be followed at 3.45 by the Ballyhale Shamrocks v Clara quarter-final. The other quarter-finals take place on Sunday at 12.30 - Mullinavat v Dicksboro in Ballyhale and James Stephens v Carrickshock in Thomastown. Also on Sunday at 12.30 Lisdowney will take on St Patricks in the last of the Michael Lyng Motors Intermediate quarter-finals in Freshford.
Then on Sunday afternoon it is back to Nowlan Park for the Semi-Finals of the JJ Kavanagh and Sons Junior Championship. The draws for these semi-finals along with the intermediate semi-finals take place in Nowlan Park on Monday night at 7.30pm and will be carried live on KCLR.
Eddie Brennan has informed Kilkenny County Board of his decision to stand down as under 21 Manager.
Statement from Kilkenny GAA
Kilkenny GAA has thanked Eddie Brennan and his management team for their work with the squad over the past two years and wished them well for the future. The Board acknowledged their achievement of leading Kilkenny to their first Leinster title in this grade since 2012 and reaching the All Ireland Final for the first time also since 2012.
The draws for the St Canices Credit Union Senior, the Michael Lyng Motors Intermediate and the J J Kavanagh and Sons Junior quarter-finals were made tonight in Nowlan Park. Three of the intermediate quarter-finals and the first round replay plus the junior quarter finals go ahead next weekend. The senior quarter finals will be played on weekend 30th Sept/1 Oct.
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