Kilkenny secured the BGE Leinster U-20 title with a 1-17 to 0-18 win over Wexford in Wexford Park on Wednesday night. There was little beween both teams in the opening period with Kilkenny heading to the dressing room with a two point lead at half time. On the restart Kilkenny got that lead to three points at various stages throughout the half but found it difficult to extend it much further. Wexford kept the pressure on right up until the final whistle but it was to be Kilkenny's night and title.
Kilkenny now await the Munster runners up in the All-Ireland semi-final on the August Bank Holiday weekend, while Wexford must take on the Munster winners on the same weekend.
Click below for match report (Trevor Spillane, Kilkenny People)
For pictures click here (Willie Dempsey)
For pictures click here (Martin Rowe)
Ahead of this Thursday's BGE U-20 Leinster S/F DJ Carey and his managment team have named the Kilkenny team that will face Galway on Thursday night in Bord na Mona O'Connor Park, Tullamore at 7.30pm. Click below for full details.
Ballyhale Shamrocks finished off the season by claiming yet another title, this time the JJ Kavanagh & Sons U-21 'A' title in John Lockes Park on Saturday. O'Loughlin Gaels were the opposition and despite starting brightly they found themselves chasing the game for a large parts of it. The game finished after extra time on a scoreline of 1-22 to 2-16.
Click below for match report (John Knox, Kilkenny People)
Click here for pictures (Willie Dempsey)
Please note the JJ Kavangh & Sons U21 'A' Final will take place in John Lockes Park, Callan tomorrow (Saturday) at 1.30pm. Best of luck to both Ballyhale Shamrocks and O'Loughlin Gaels.
There was a number of games down for decision last weekend with the JJ Kavanagh & Sons U-21 ‘B’ title claimed by Graigue-Ballycallan following a six point victory over Bennettsbridge in Freshford. Earlier in the day on Sunday Tullogher Rosbercon claimed the U-21 ‘C’ title on a scoreline of 1-15 to 0-7, Graignemanagh were the opposition in that game. Meanwhile, Danesfort are the U-19 ‘C’ champions following victory over St Martins, the scoreboard reading 1-11 to 0-9 at full time.
Click here for pictures from the U-21 'B' game.
Click here for pictures from the U-21 'C' game.